Fran Peppers' paintings are about the light, air, and emotion which surround the human figure in various interiors. She explores the visual rhythm of light, space, color and shapes in and around the figure in order to project a certain feeling or emotion. The wet-on-wet, scumbling, reworking painting technique she uses is excellent for conveying the dynamics of the mood and emotion of the figures existing in their own particular time frame and environment.
Using a limited palette, each of her paintings evolve through numerous stages of paint action and destruction before arriving at the point where a final resolution has been achieved. The artist's strong reaction to color, light and the human figure is evident in her paintings.
Her goal is to capture the figure in a fleeting moment of light and emotion and convey the poetic mood of this scene in paint.
The artist enjoys working in oil, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal. Her main medium is oil.
Her current show, Captured Moments, can be seen at the Bistro on Main, 8 N. Main Street, Lexington, Virginia.