fine art

LoFree 2016

New Liberty Paintings

Mixed Media pieces created for the 2016 Gala at the Quinlan Center        

Vision 2030 Mural

MachinePolitick is Going Public!

I am proud to announce that I will be part of an upcoming public art project in downtown Gainesville, Georgia. My painting, The Revolutionary Halo of (Social) Justice was chosen from submissions by local artists. I will make further announcements once a location is chosen and the unveiling date is set.  Free Range Art Project […]

Working sketch for The Grapes of Wraith from my first Occupy Wall Street art journal

Daily Drawings Series

My Daily Drawing series is a compilation of studies, preliminary sketches and finished art for MachinePolitick, Libertas Americana, and art competitions or shows.

Booth Display

Handcrafted for the Holidays

Please join me this weekend for the annual Christmas Market at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. I will be one of the art vendors with small patriotic art, primitives and folk pieces, hand-made Christmas cards and ornaments, and painted boxes and trunks. 

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I Hold On

**SOLD** This small painting is the first in a series designed to illustrate and iconify the Liberty Bell. I am currently developing a group of non-political work to promote patriotism and American pride. This painting incorporates lyrics from the Dierks Bentley song, I Hold On. View more of my patriotic art on my Libertas Americana page. […]

Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

  This drawing is in response to the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act. What a lovely title. It almost makes you feel like they’ve done something to make politicians less corrupt. What they’ve really done is tell you who you can support and how much you can give them. Don’t be fooled by the tripe […]

The Hold-Up Artist

The Hold-Up Artist

Working Title: Give Me your Money, ‘cause I can’t sell my work otherwise This painting was inspired by a conversation I had with a performance artist one day. The general idea was that we, as artists, have a right to ‘expose’ people to our art who would not seek it out themselves. Of course, that comes […]

Exorcising Conservative Thought

How to Exorcise Conservative Thought in an Artist

This painting was inspired by several conversations I have had with other artists. The first reaction I face when describing my work and point of view is shock. Disdain or anger quickly follow. My impression is that I have no right to be conservative and that I am breaking some unspoken law by creating political […]

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The Free Range Art Project

Wish me luck. I have submitted one of my crows for a local mural project. I will post more info if I am accepted. The Free Range Art Project Submission for Frances Byrd; frances@machinepolitick.com Biography Frances Byrd is a fine artist and freelance illustrator. She earned a BFA from the Savannah College of Art in […]

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Art for Liberty: In Defense of Human Rights

*Detail photo of the painting I am currently working on for my donation to the 2015 Family Outdoor Expo* **The images below are my donations to the 2014 event** Stand Up and Be Counted Among the Just 12 x 12″, acrylic on wood panel, 2014     A Moral Outrage 12 x 12″, acrylic on […]