Francine D'Antuono

Fernwood Designs Art Studio
Fine Art • Illustration • Graphic Design


Francine D’Antuono is a graduate of the University of Maryland in 1979 with a degree in fine art and applied design, she has enjoyed a long successful career as an illustrator and graphic designer. She relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2015. Francine’s illustrations and graphics have appeared commercially nationwide in zoos, aquariums, and museum shops.

In 2005, she returned to her childhood passion of horses and riding. Inspiration from rural surroundings fueled her motivation to return to her fine art roots. Many of her subjects are equine often transported into fantasy settings inspired by her travels. Flora and fauna are also frequent subjects that she approaches with a subtle sense of whimsy. Francine’s main medium is Gouache (opaque watercolors) and other water mediums.

Francine's original paintings are custom framed in exotic hardwood frames created by her husband Rich, who is a professional fine woodworker. Rich and Francine work together to ensure that each presentation compliments and enhances the colors and subject matter of each painting.

Member of:
Women Artists of the West
National Watercolor Society