Visual Art and Graphic Narratives
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I am a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. I make and sell First Nations art, decor and jewellery through my ETSY shop at www.DemarcationLines.etsy.com.
I love teaching and have been working in museum education, high schools, running private workshops and giving professional feedback on manuscripts for over nine years.
Writing is my passion. I am currently working on my second novel, collection of short stories and an adult picture book. If you have time check out Patreon and help fund my writing life.
Thoughts on life and writing
You can find my illustrations in a variety of forms from phone cases to pillows to clocks! Demarcation Lines on Society 6 Please check it out, favourite a few items and maybe try one of my prints on something today 🙂 Thank you so much for supporting me as I try to reach this dream. […]
You know what’s kinda cool? I realized today that I am doing the things that I dreamed I would be doing when I grew up. I always wanted (secretly) to be a writer but I thought because I was so bad at spelling and grammar that it was an impossible dream. Getting back essays with […]
So I’ve decided something. The only way that I am going to be able to do the things that I want is to just start doing them. For some reason I had this belief that everything has to be perfect before I can start something. But I am just starting to realize how ridiculous that […]
So today I was thinking about submitting. Last year felt like a lot of rejection letters and I was feeling a little bummed so I decided to take a look at my spread sheets. Turns out the reason why it felt like a lot of rejection letters came my way was because they did! I […]
I am now selling my work online at Etsy. My shop is called DemarcationLines and I hope that you pop over and take a gander, maybe do some shopping. “I am an Indigenous artist, Cree and Metis, originally from Alberta, Canada but currently living Vancouver, Canada. I make everything I sell in my home and […]
People are saying...
“Francine has shown a great commitment to the training and development of young Aboriginal students. Francine has a real compassion for students and tries her best to encourage them to follow their dreams and to pursue their education. Her cross-cultural skills, sensitivity and intuitiveness create a high level of trust amongst those she encounters which are valuable skills in creative writing and creative teaching environments, and are exceptionally important when dealing with sensitive social or political issues.” (Pam Brown, Curator Pacific Northwest Coast and Native Youth Program director at UBC Museum of Anthropology)- Creative Teaching
“It’s a pleasure to watch Francine interact with high school students. She is able to motivate students, even when from the outside it looks like there is no interest.” (Jill Baird, UBC Museum of Anthropology Education and Public Programs)- Creative Teaching
“Excellent flow to the narrative, true literature (would like to read the novel!), strong emotional punch, unique (and important) subject matter.” (Jury comment, 2014 Our Story: Aboriginal Arts and Writing Challenge.)- 2822 a novel
“It’s not often that I’m surprised by historical writing. But I wasn’t familiar at all with the forced sterilization that took place in Alberta and BC in particular. Kudos for Francine for shining a light on this horrific practice.” (Jury comment, 2014 Our Story: Aboriginal Arts and Writing.)- 2822 a novel