Artist Profile

Francie Fillatti

Medium: Oil paintings & assemblage

Description:  Oil paintings and assemblage

Francie Fillatti

Medium: Oil paintings & assemblage

Description:  Oil paintings and assemblage

Final Destination, Anton Chico New Mexico
24x30" Oil on Canvas
Oak slat framed by Artist $550

Bewixt and Between, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Comes with metal title plate and video poetry slam
Oil on Canvas 24x30" Natural wood Frame $550

New Pasture, Anton Chico New Mexico
24x30" Oil on canvas
Artist framed, Natural light wood Slats $550

Fuel for the Fire (Tio's Land)
24x30" Oil on canvas
Rustic orange slat frame by artist $700

Francie Fillatti, a native of the Hartford area and a self taught painter, Francie’s work is inspired by her many years in New Mexico. It was not an accident that she was drawn to New Mexico. She always felt a profound connection to the Native American culture. The landscapes of the surrounding Santa Fe area speak to her deeply. Her paintings are infused with the spirit and culture of New Mexico. She is intrigued by the story, the place and the circumstance of her subject matter. Her paintings ask the viewer to imagine what the subjects and places in her paintings past and story may have been. Expressing the staying power of that which won’t stay hidden. Worn hard by life, her subjects once vibrant and new, now display only the simple beauty of what remains. Francie’s painting's are informed by her many years as a photographer. While she became an artist in her youth, she did not begin to paint with oils until she arrived in New Mexico. Painting En Plein Air at that time, she relished in the opportunity to create without rules or instruction. The results are authentic and full of raw emotion

Tio and his Bus $1600
Break Through $700

Joe (El Tio) Manzanarez was Georgia O'keefe's Driver and assistant for 12 years
He had so many great stories to tell about his time spent 
with her. He gave me one of his cassette tapes he made, where he talks about his experiences with Georgia during that time. I still have it! He asked me to get it reproduced on a digital form CD for him, but the permission note he gave me was lost in one of my moves. If it ever re-surfaces I will get it done. Tio's dogs names who are in the blue truck in the painting were named Flaco and Chapita.He also had Nina and Missisippi when I was around there. Tio was also called the rock man in Abiquiu because he built stone walls around homes in and around northern New Mexico.

 "Abiquiu Life" (to the right): This is a painting of Fred and one of his horses and  For a short while Fred  was staying on Tio Manzanarez's land with a small herd of his horses in Abiquiu New Mexico. I used to go and ride sometimes.
20x30" Oil on Canvas $750




Brave Heart" Oil on canvas
11x14" Rustic orange slat
frame by artist $150

Chief Joseph
 Assemblage, Iron, wood, oil on 5"
round panel $125
Medicine Man with Tomato
Oil on canvas 18x14
Rustic wood frame by artist $175


Magi Fox Spirit 30x20"
Rustic wood frame, orange
by artist $400
Ogala Souix 8x10" oil on canvas
2 images (framed and without frame)
350 framed upcycled by artist
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