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Fran Mann Goodman’s New Exhibit, “Wander And Wonder” Opens February 6 At The Delray Beach Library, Sharing Eye-Catching Colored Paintings And A Lesson In Pivoting When Life Throws A Curve Ball

Award winning abstract expressionist artist Fran Mann Goodman reveals not only her eye-catching colorful artistry, but a life lesson as she prepares for her upcoming exhibit,“Wander and Wonder”. The Exhibit will be an eclectic assortment of landscapes, florals and free flowing lines and shapes at the Delray Beach Library from February 6th through mid-March.  The public is welcome to a free Meet The Artist Reception on Wednesday, March 8. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 








100 West Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444








“Fantasia” by Fran Mann Goodman









   6 – 8  PM



Library Hours:

Mon – Wed: 9AM – 8PM
Thu – Sat: 9AM – 5PM
Sun: 1PM – 5PM 



This exhibit runs February 6th through mid-March, 2023.





An award-winning abstract expressionist, Fran’s approach to the blank canvas is to fuse eye-catching color with pastes, gels, sands, paper towels, acrylic skins and other layering devices.  This adds dimension to the images, even the smallest ones. Giving little thought to their placement, she allows the application to evolve with each stroke. The effect creates a backdrop for stories and interpretations and a place for viewers to “wander and wonder”. 




Fran Mann Goodman



Although she was educated in fine art, Fran had never thought of herself as an abstract expressionist. She developed a successful career as an author, screenwriter and advocate for women’s beauty rights for which she drew the attention of the domestic and international media. She was featured in women’s magazines, on NPR and in The New York Times. 






“Beginning” by Fran Mann Goodman





In 2012, while working on a script for a second screenplay that had caught the attention of a Hollywood production company, she contracted Lyme disease. Severe pain in her fingers stopped her writing cold. She turned back to her art after realizing it was possible to hold a palette knife. That same year she studied under the legendary abstract expressionist Larry Poons at the Art Students League in New York while teaching abstract expressionism at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. When she moved to Boca Raton in 2016, she was warmly received by the Florida art community.  





“Pot of Gold” by Fran Mann Goodman


Fran tells The Rickie Report, “When I couldn’t write on the computer, not even manage the space bar, I became very frustrated and depressed. Then, when I reconnected with painting, lifting a palette knife for the first time since my days at art school, it was a godsend for me. I realized I was not going to let anything stop me. The most important thing to do was to do the things I wanted to do in my life. And I wanted to both paint and teach.”




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“Stellar” by Fran Mann Goodman




Fran is the scholarship chair of the National Association of Women Artists, Florida branch and co-chair of the art program for the Boca Raton chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Manhattan, New Jersey, Toronto and Florida, and are in private collection in the US and Canada. Fran is a former instructor at Old School Square’a Creative Art School. She teaches an open level online class, blending art history with techniques in abstract expressionism. A keynote speaker and workshop leader, her collective projects have been featured in a variety of Florida media and on YouTube.  Fran is an alumnus of Chouinard Art Institute (Cal Arts). 





For more information about this exhibit or to see Fran’s artwork:


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