Welcome to Francesca Droll Fine Art

How wonderful to have you here!

Seeing my art will tell you that I’m crazy in love with the landscapes of the western U.S. Also that I love the challenge of painting still life arrangements. Lately, I’ve started incorporating animals into my work which is an exciting new direction to explore.

Photo of Francesca in her studio.

Pastels are my medium. Working with the little sticks is like an extension of my fingers. They offer me a lot of flexibility in how I use them to achieve the effects I’m looking for. From bold, expressive strokes to subtle blending, they are the perfect medium to convey the mood and motion of the scene before me.

I’m an avid plein air painter. Being outdoors to paint can be challenging at times, but more often the energy of being in nature has me enthralled. Once I find my inspiration, I’m excited to capture it on my painting surface.

I know many people share my love of a beautiful landscape. It can take them to a place of peace and comfort as it does me. If my art provides a reminder of that feeling of peace and comfort to someone, then I’ve managed to create a connection with that person and myself. Art often brings people together in unexpected and delightful ways.

My formative years were spent in the Pacific Northwest but I grew up close to the coast in Southern California. Relocating to Bigfork, Montana, in the early 2000s, seemed like coming home to me. I was back in the mountains, feeling the peace of the forests and the exhilarating water of streams and lakes.

My background includes 35 years as a graphic designer, operating a small design studio with my husband and partner, John R. Webster. On the side, I’m an avid reader, enjoy puzzling when I can find the time, and during the summer months, you’ll find me swimming in Flathead Lake.

Now that you know a little about me, tell me a little about yourself—I’d love to get to know you!

I invite you to explore my site. Please check the “Paintings” page to see my latest work or click here. Also, check out my “Blog” for current news or click here.