Karen Francis

Cordova, TN


Born in Memphis, TN and graduated from Rhodes College, I lived in McLean, VA for 29 years, married and raised my children there, following teaching at the University of Georgia in Athens for two years. After working in corporate America a few years, I took an art classes at the Corcoran School of Art in DC, the Art League School in Alexandria, VA, The New York Art Students League, and George Mason Univ. in VA. Once my vision improved, I lost my husband, so am no longer married. This is why my original paintings carry various last names, such as some with Francis and some with Rugala, indicated by KFR, etc.

I currently live in the Memphis area and exhibit art here and online. I seek to create harmonious images and often find inspiration from travels. My paintings and prints are in numerous collections. Details of my art journey may be found at Art Promotions website www.artpro.com. I paint primarily in oil and explore digital art expressions and I thank God for my many blessings.

Please send me an email at kfrancis427@gmail.com to let me know of my work ordered from this site or to arrange for purchase of originals. Fine Art America is the authorized publisher of prints of my work. Their watermark saying "Fine Art America" that appears across the lower right on some images on this site will NOT appear on the completed prints which are created when you order through the online shopping cart. Click on the images to see price and frame options. These prints are each custom printed only as an order comes in. Each print carries a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.

If you click in the Blog tab, you will learn of any current special promotions. Subscribe to the blog feed with your email. It's free and then you will be notified of future time limited offers. The Galleries tab shows my art organized by subjects, price, and decade of creation. Videos of my art are on youtube.com at the channel blessings427. My art resume list of exhibitions is at http://www.artpro.com/resume.html If you have any questions, please email me.

Some posters for new feature film, Christmas Ride, which I scripted, and other artworks are in the widget below. Click into the picture in this widget that you are interested in, to learn more:

This feature film is now in a DCP version. Cinemas interested in booking it may call 901 289-4939 or write kfrancis427@gmail.com. I produced the film with cooperation by Yarbrough Media Productions. More about the film at www.artprofilms.com, christmastide.wordpress.com, and facebook.com/ChristmasRide.

Thank you for visiting. --Karen Francis


Cathedral at Springtime


Memphis Botanical Gardens in Springtime


Botanical Gardens




Sculpture Garden Postcard


Red Christmas Ride Poster


Sweet William


Without Fret




The Crucifixion


St. Matthews


Guarding the Gate


Lion in the Park


Christmas Ride Film Poster at Wheel


April and Josh in Christmas Ride


Christmas Ride Poster w Church


Christmas Ride Poster B and W


Actor in Christmas Ride Film


Memphis Today


Light in the Darkness White


Room with a View


Dreaming of San Miguel


View of Annapolis


Seascape Abstracted