Franceska Schifrin — Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette Podcast #51: Travel-Loving Figurative Expressionist Painter

Art Dimensions
4 min readDec 7, 2022
Schifrin at home with her painting, “Yellow Morning”

Welcome back to my podcast — Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette. Here, you’ll hear the behind-the-scenes of some of today’s great painters, sculptors, photographers, and collectors. I’m your host, Whitney Rosenson, Owner of Art Dimensions Online — your online home for art leasing and sales from over 80 talented artists.

This is Episode #51 and today’s guest is Franceska Schifrin. She’s a figurative expressionist painter who finds inspiration from her travels all around the world. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots — follow and leave a 5-star review if you’re feeling happy creating!

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Episode 51: Franceska Schifrin — Travel-Loving Figurative Expressionist Painter

Franceska Schifrin is a figurative expressionist painter who finds inspiration from her travels all around the world. She discovered the power of painting internationally on a trip with her artist father to Mexico in 1979 and hasn’t stopped since. Hear how to work with any material, paint the truth, and find inspiration from the places you visit and people you meet. This episode covers everything from Haiti to Cuba. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How influential was Franceska’s trip to Mexico with her father?
  • What are her favorite materials to work with and why?
  • Has her style changed after all her travels?
  • How would she describe her aesthetic in 3 words?
  • Why does motherhood work its way into her paintings?
  • Where does she draw and paint?
  • Why does she often use the primary colors?
  • How does she stay motivated to keep painting?

Check out Franceska’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

  • Intro
  • [0:23] Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette
  • [0:26] Whitney Rosenson, Art Dimensions
  • [0:38] Check out Franceska’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com
  • [1:10] How long has she been creating?
  • [1:55] How influential was her trip to Mexico with her father?
  • Materials
  • [4:05] What are Franceska’s favorite materials to work with and why?
  • [5:12] Siege of Sarajevo
  • [9:05] Check out Franceska’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com
  • [9:58] Has her style changed after all her travels?
  • [11:45] Social Expressionist
  • Aesthetic
  • [12:28] How would Franceska describe her aesthetic in 3 words?
  • [12:58] Why does motherhood work its way into her paintings?
  • [15:57] Where does she draw and paint?
  • [16:18] Why does she often use the primary colors?
  • [17:34] Yellow Morning by Franceska Schifrin
  • [20:09] What does Franceska hope people will get from her paintings?
  • [20:38] What’s her favorite part of being an artist?
  • [22:42] What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
  • [23:08] Why is it hard to make money as an artist?
  • Rapid-Fire Q&A
  • [24:11] Follow us on Instagram @ArtDimensions and @FranceskaSchifrin
  • [24:41] What sort of art does Franceska share in her own house?
  • [25:44] How does she stay motivated to keep painting?
  • [28:24] Check out Franceska’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com
  • [28:32] Email Whitney if you have any questions on Franceska & more
  • [28:37] Follow Art Dimensions on Instagram @ArtDimensions and join the Facebook Group
  • [28:41] Follow the Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette and tell a friend about the podcast
  • [28:46] Check out Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette on Goodpods, where you can see what your favorite people are listening to

What is Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette?

How does contemporary art get created? Hear the behind-the-scenes of some of today’s great painters, sculptors, photographers, and collectors. Learn the inspiration, motivation, and creative processes that make contemporary art possible. Hosted by Whitney Rosenson, Owner of Art Dimensions Online — your online home for art leasing and sales from over 80 talented artists.

What is Art Dimensions?

For more than thirty years, we have specialized in the leasing and sale of fine, contemporary art including painting, print, sculpture and photography. We are proud to have more than 80 talented artists on our roster.

Our “lease to own” program provides an opportunity to “live with the art” before electing to purchase it. Both residential and corporate clients can create appealing and exciting spaces with artwork, while creating an investment for themselves.

We are able to coordinate delivery, installation, and also offer framing consultation and art relocation. Cleared artwork has appeared in numerous feature films and television shows.

Our team will work within your timeframe and budget to provide you with fabulous artwork for your film, print, home staging and commercial projects.

We are a business member of the Set Decorators Society of America.

Thanks for listening to Franceska Schifrin on Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette. To hear more talented artists, follow Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette and tell a friend about it. Happy creating!!

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