Carina Francioso

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Carina Francioso


Carina Francioso is an internationally recognized, award winning Canadian fine artist with works held in private and corporate collections around the globe.  Her meticulous attention to detail is clearly demonstrated through her contemporary realist oil paintings.  

Inspired by the calm or turbulent, incessantly changing waters of the world, Carina’s current work expresses the beauty, power and fragility of these precious waters.  Through the creamy, rich textures of oil paint she endeavours to acknowledge that this natural resource must be cherished and preserved.  Inspired by Carina's travels, her paintings capture moments frozen in time yet inspire the movement of imagination, offering the viewer their own interpretation. 

Carina is the recipient of the 2019 Arcadia Contemporary Gallery Award, the Bernice Adams Memorial Visual Arts Award and Bursary, among several others.  Her work has been featured in various magazines such as American Art Collector, GRAND Magazine, Art Renewal Center’s International Realism Salon Catalog, Hyperrealism Magazine and Panoram Italia. 

The coastline is a place so many of us call our home away from home. I personally have spent my whole life near the water; boating with family on Georgian Bay, living seaside at our home in South Italy and my constant travels to the shores of California, Hawaii and beyond.”


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