Fran De Actis is a staunch plein air painter who paints in Ontario and Mexico. She loves the colour and the structures in the villages both at home and away. The lovely jewel tones of her pastels are always charming. She captures mood and the homes on the hills give us the feeling we are right there with her enjoying lovely long sunny days. She presents what she sees and experiences at various times of the day allowing the play of light to dance over each work.