Frantic  

                                 Ann Frances Roberts Morley

   

 

 

Ann would be so proud to know (and perhaps she does as she looks down on us from her place with the angels) that her art endures and continues to be loved by those who knew her in this life as well as those who have newly been introduced to her work. We are still enthralled with the beauty and whimsy that she was able to impart on wood, canvas or in her ceramic pieces with simple brush and sponge.

 

Time passes much too swiftly - we have marked the seventh anniversary of Ann's passing and fondly remember her and her artistic gift

 

"Two of my uncles were artists - one gave me a book on "How to Draw" and "The Color Wheel" when I was small. So all my life I've been doing something in art. When I was 48, circumstances demanded I become a self-proclaimed professional and charge for my efforts. Now after 20 years I have a broad range of styles from small island girls to larger pieces with acrylic as the medium. Gauguin is the artist that has been the main person I've admired but the colors I use are a subconscious memory of that little book given me a long time ago."

Known primarily as "Frantic" she has also applied her considerable talent to her own hand crafted ceramic pieces. Regional artist Ann Frantic's lively, energetic work is currently carried by various galleries in the Southeast and appears in many private collections throughout the country.

 

  

We are currently offering a wonderful array of Frantic pieces for purchase -

these items have sizes and pricing details shown beside each piece.

As always we offer timed payments at no interest for the convenience of our customers.

 

 

Works shown in the NFS (not for sale) section have been sold previously and

are respectfully shown as a tribute to Ann

and her rich and varied body of work.

Enjoy!

 

 

             

 

Detail

 

"Saintly Couple"

#V-03

 

Lovely, colorful, purely Frantic

acrylic on layered wood with a handwritten and signed letter from Frantic on the reverse

27 7/7" x 24"

$3800

 

Detail

 

"Island Girls

with Parrot"

#SB1

32" x 38"

acrylic on wood

This beautiful iconic Frantic Island Girls painting is uniquely signed twice - A. Morley on lower left and Frantic on lower right. We will be happy to provide more detailed photos upon request.

$4500

 

 

 

"Black Hat"

#SB2

27" x 32"

acrylic on wood

Ann's Black Hat has always

been a favorite of collectors. This is a lovely example!

$3500

 

 

 

"Island Girl"

#HDav2

Frantic created this vibrant, iconic

Island Girl in acrylic

on layered wood - beautifully capturing dramatic depth with applied gold leaf and detailed surround

17 1/2" high x 17" wide

$1500

New Price!

Detail left

Detail right

"Wedding Procession"

SM-100

Beautifully detailed, vibrant

depiction of a joyous wedding procession

36" x 15 1/2"

$3600

 

 

 

"Saint"

#HDav3

Note the fantastic movement Frantic was able to capture in the halo of this lovely Saint. Painted in acrylic on layered wood, the outer surround self frames the central piece and its applied gold leaf

16" x 15 3/4"w

additional photos provided on request

SOLD

Detail left

Detail right

"Mermaid"

#CS-05

The fluid movement and brilliant colors of this large, wood framed mermaid are pure Frantic

50 1/4" x 14 1/4"

$3200

"Cave Painting - Transition"

SM-200

35 7/8" x 23 3/4"

a dramatic and boldly colorful Frantic on layered wood with applied gold leaf

 

 

"Gold Woman"

#HDav1

Beautiful acrylic painting on layered wood with applied gold leaf surround -note the wonderfully detailed background!

 

16 1/2" high x 14 3/4" wide

$1000

New Price!

 

 

Close-up view

Other images available on request

These beautifully handpainted ceramic tiles featuring many of Ann's favorite subjects will make a dazzling display!

The set is composed of 24 individual tiles.

The entire piece measures 24" wide by 16" high.

EK-17

$2250

 

 

 

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Inside

"Surprise Box"

 

Beautiful Frantic

cigar box painted inside and out with her applied ceramic pieces on the lid and a loose ceramic cross inside.

The box measures

9" x 8 1/4" x 1   1/2"

The cross measures

6 1/4" x 3 3/8"

$575

 

 

"Surprise Box"

EK-8

5" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" high

lovely ceramic box

with pharoah (not removeable)

inside - his surprise message - Hi!

showcases Ann's delightful sense of humor

$295

 

 

"Small Vase with Handle"

EK-10

sweet ceramic vase

lovely size

5" x 4 1/8" w

(including handle)

$250

 

"Fish Plate"

EK-11

10" x 6"

$275

"Fish"

#CS-01

a sweet example of

Frantic's playful fish painted with nice, colorful detail in acrylic on layered wood

16" x 8"

SOLD

Detail left side

Detail right side

"Mermaid"

CS-02

 

very large, wood framed, beautiful

mermaid

50 1/4" x 14 1/4"

$3200

"Reclining Pharoah"

EK-4

nice ceramic piece

5" x 3 1/2" x 4"

$200

 

Madonna and Child

14" x 22"

painting size

Size overall including solid wood frame - 17" x 25" approx.

acrylic on wood

circa 1980's

 

SOLD

 

 

 

The Kiss

#V3186

Ceramic Plate

7" x 7"

$275

 

Two Shaman Figures

with medallions

unglazed ceramic

available as a pair or individually

These are not signed but were made by Ann. The stands are wood and are not original to the pieces - Shaman are not attached to the wood stands.

 

Each figure measures approximately 6" wide x 7" tall x 5 1/2" deep minus the hair height andnot including the stand.

$200 each or $350 for the pair

 

 

 

 

 

Large

great double sided painting

Island Dwellers on one side and Mermaid with fish on the other.

Acrylic on wood

48" x 24"

SOLD

"Merman"

#V3185

8 1/2" x 4"

ceramic merman with horns and small dish

SOLD

 

 

 

"Carmen Miranda Vase"

#V3187

ceramic vase

8" x 4"

SOLD

 

Bathing Beauty

#V3188

ceramic bowl with fish

5" x 3 3/4"

$225

 

 

The paintings and ceramic pieces below are

shown as a tribute to Ann and her life's work.

   Items shown below are not for sale

(NFS)

 

"Noah's Ark"

NFS

 

 

"Adam and Eve"

NFS

   "Small Mermaid Dish"

NFS

Detail

 

"Carmen Miranda Vase"

NFS

"Alligator"

NFS

"Madonna and Child with Holy Spirit Dove"

NFS

      

"Wall Pocket"

with cross pendant

NFS

 

"Christus"

NFS

"Black Hat"

NFS

"Mermaid"

NFS

 

   

"Two Island Girls"

NFS

 

"Flying Angel"

NFS

 

"Noah's Ark"

NFS

"Madonna Dove and Moon"

The dove in Frantic's paintings is symbolic of the Holy Spirit and its protection of the Saints.

NFS

"Yellow Mountain"

 

NFS

"Angel"

 

NFS

"Three Faces"

NFS

"Fish"

NFS

"Madonna and Child" (Two)

NFS

 

"Primitive Source"

NFS

"Black Hat"

NFS

 

"Wedding Procession"

NFS

"Fish"

NFS

"Madonna"

NFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Sushi Chef"

NFS

               

 

"Fiesta !"

NFS

 

"Lascaux" #1

NFS

"Lascaux" #2

NFS

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