"Grandma Fran's pictures are simple paintings of country life in
America. The vibrant qualities of color bring to them a feeling
image of vitality and joy.
The sincere and uninhabited imagery depicted by Grandma Fran is
ever remindful of paintings by the sensitive primitive whose work
brings delight and humor."
Dr. John P. Simoni
WSU Professor of Art
Referring to an exhibition entitled "In Their Own Way"
at the National Museum of American Art . . . "The 20th century part of
the show proves that as good as she was, Grandma Moses hardly is the
only amateur artist of merit of our time. There is for instance,
Grandma Fran, who continues to transcribe her own memories of
childhood in the country side in thoroughly ingenuous and appealing
The Washington Star