Solace Studio And Gallery

Solace Studio And Gallery

5.0 (6)
6 years in business

About this pro

Solacestudiolbi and gallery is located in Surf City on Long Beach island New Jersey . The owner is an acrylic and oil painter for over 50 years with a respected reputation as a gallery owner and event designer in Boston see . Lessons can be given in the boston area  in the winter or at the New Jersey gallery . Private lessons in homes in Philadelphia and NYC. . For more information visit our websites at, or to view information about the artist awards and accolades, as well as workshop info . You can like solace on Facebook and Instagram  and Alignable, and view info on the artist on Linked-in .  You can email he artist at [email protected] . We are currently organizing our spring and fall class timelines . 

I am a certified art instructor rather than just a painter . I taught before I started my businesses and have continued to teach over the years . I love teaching and have slot to offer based on my background as a painter , designer and business owner . 

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Beach Haven, NJ 08008
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6 Reviews


  • Lori Bonanni

    Franny is an inspiration and a great teacher. She instills the confidence in her students to take your painting to the next level. I took many of her classes that helped me immensely.

  • Jenn Malone

    Franny is a wonderful instructor and a dynamic person who it is enjoyable to spend time with.

  • Gretchen Christie

    Franny is incredibly talented and an excellent teacher. As a beginner she was able to build my painting skills and move me out of my comfort zone. After her workshop I felt that I had learned so much and gained confidence in my painting abilities. I felt very fortunate to have her as a teacher and look forward to another workshop.

  • Lisa Budd

    Franny has years of painting experience, in studio and plein air. She is very enthusiastic and encouraging no matter what level of experience you may have. I learned to get out of my comfort zone, and experiment with new methods. Very, very helpful workshops!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I treat all students as if they are beginners  teaching paint properties , colors ,color mixing . I do a series of exercises to loosen and liven their works . Most of my students leave energized and come back for a second session  . I am a certified art teacher rather  than just a painter and understand process with the ability to convey my message . I can mix beginners and intermediate with success . The beginners have success as they listen to all instruction and create beautiful works They also learn from the intermediate painters.  The intermediate learn from the beginners and loose there " mold" by viewing the beginners successes as good listeners . It's a win win . 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Certified art teacher for over 35 years .

Recipient of the Mass Art Alumni Award .

Instructor of Art and design the School of Fashion Design Boston 

BFA in recieving 2 awards Rachel Whittier and Robert Billings .

A designer and entrepreneur with 35 years of experience pbd evehts Boston 

Gallery owner and curator 20 years 

Works in private collections in NJ, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, member of NAWA

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