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 been newly introduced to her work. We are still enthralled with the beauty and whimsy that she was able to create on wood, canvas or in her ceramic pieces with simple brush and sponge.

 

 

 

Time passes much too swiftly as we mark each new 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.

 

  

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!

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Island Girls"

SG2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left front detail

Right front detail

"Island Girl

with Yellow Mountain"

#SM300

24 1/8" x 12 3/16"

acrylic on wood

This beautiful Frantic Island Girl and Yellow Mountain painting

is on layered wood ready to hang

$1900

 

 

"Floral"

#ab

 

Painting size

16 1/8" x 21 7/8"

 

 

SOLD

 

 

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"Lady with Fan"

#SM400

Painted in acrylic on layered wood, the outer surround self frames the central painting

of this elegant Island Lady

18" x 24"

$3000

Detail left

Detail right

"Mermaid"

#CS-05

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

painted in acrylic on wood, are pure Frantic

50 1/4" x 14 1/4"

SOLD

 

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"Fish Bowl"

#AB-2020-1

Small ceramic fish bowl

signed on reverse

4 1/2" in diameter

 

$150

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

"Fish Plate"

#AB-2020-5

Nice ceramic oval plate

signed on reverse

11 1/4" x 7 1/4"

 

SOLD

 

 

"Fish Bowl"

#AB-2020-3

lovely large ceramic fish bowl

signed on reverse

9" in diameter

 

$350

 

 

"Small Vase with Handle"

EK-10

sweet ceramic vase

lovely size

5" x 4 1/8" w

(including handle)

SOLD

 

"Fish Dish"

#AB-2020-2

ceramic fish dish

signed on reverse

5 1/2" in diameter

$225

 

 

"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"

SOLD

"Reclining Pharoah"

EK-4

nice ceramic piece

5" x 3 1/2" x 4"

SOLD

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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"

SOLD

 

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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"

SOLD

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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

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"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

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"Primitive Source"

NFS

"Black Hat"

NFS

 

"Wedding Procession"

NFS

"Fish"

NFS

"Madonna"

NFS

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"Sushi Chef"

NFS

               

 

"Fiesta !"

NFS

 

"Lascaux" #1

NFS

"Lascaux" #2

NFS

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