Pictured above: Bluebonnets in the Field, 2019, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Frances Carter Stephens, a Houston-based visual artist, creates abstract paintings, drawings and conceptual works that are inspired by landscape, weather, and personal experiences, using the language of abstraction to explore intangible qualities of time, place, mood, and emotion.
She began drawing and painting at an early age in her native Virginia. She began formal art studies in high school, and studied theater design, studio art, and art history at the University of Virginia and The University of Texas at Austin.
She has been showing her work in solo and group shows in Houston and the surrounding area since 2010. Her work has been in juried shows including Lawndale's Big Show 2010; Visual Art Alliance Juried Exhibitions 2013, 2016, and 2019; Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2013 and 2018; and the Texas National at SFASU in 2016 and 2018.