The featured artist for February, in my series of Women Artists, is:
|"Roses and Grapes"|
Here are 10 things to know about Anne Frances Byrne, along with a few examples of her work:
|"Grapes and Strawberries"|
|"Honeysuckle, & Poppies, Etc.", watercolor on paper, 13" x 17"|
8. Her flower paintings glowed with refreshingly rich colors, combined with a charming freshness and a deft technical precision with the watercolor medium.
9. Her three siblings were also artists -- her sisters, Elizabeth and Letitia were well-known engravers, and her brother, John, was also a watercolorist.
|"Roses & Grapes"|
10. Byrne was originally a teacher, but soon decided to devote herself to her painting, which she continued for the rest of her life. She died at the age of 62, in 1837.