John Francis is new to Wisconsin. He brings a diverse creative background colored by over thirty years of experience as a working artist. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Denver Colorado where he studied painting and sculpture with prominent figurative artist William Joseph. John is proud to have worn many hats following college; employing his skills as a dedicated craftsman in a variety of fields: primarily bronze production. His portfolio is diverse as well, evolving recently from figure sculpture concerned with mythic and psychological themes to abstract expressionist paintings. Focus on abstraction began in 2009. "Representational form lost its value as a means to communicate my passion for life's mysteries." Mythological and psychological themes are still important. However, the eye is now turned inward.