WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY
Not only do I think Ric's work is outstanding, beautiful shading,
composition, likeness, etc...but, his is the ONLY artwork my wife
agrees to have on our living room walls. True praise indeed!
Ted A. Bohus
- SPFX Magazine
There are 2 reasons why I don't exhibit at horror conventions anymore. #1 is that my collection of black "Death Metal" T-Shirts isn't quite what it used to be. And #2... is Artist Ric Frane. In the current climate as an artist, it's not enough just to be technically proficient, and adept at color and concept. You need to know your market, and what that market demands. Artist Ric Frane's paintings and position in the horror market is a testament to that. Ric developed his style, found his niche, and never strayed. And that's a recipe for success in any market.
Dave Nestler - Artist
Ric, Nice work. I love your tattooed girl paintings!
Olivia - Artsit
Carol Cleveland - Actress:
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Francis Matthews - Actor
I have been a collector of Ric Frane's Universal Studios horror character paintings since 2001, when I purchased his Frankenstein (in green and black) at the Philadelphia Worldcon. I was so pleased with this portrait, my wife commissioned Ric to create companion pieces of The Werewolf of London, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Mummy as gifts to me. Since then, I've purchased his original renderings of the butler Morgan (from The Old Dark House), The Wolf Man, Bateman (from The Raven), and a special commission of Igor (from Son of Frankenstein).
Recently, I have purchased Ric Frane originals of Peter Cushing as Dr. Frankenstein (from Frankenstein Created Woman), and Pinhead from Clive Barker's movie series. I fear my collection is now growing beyond the bounds I'd originally set for it. Oh well, let boundaries be damned!
The wall over the computer screen in my writing room has been swelled with horror Frane-tings in ever-growing numbers for the past six years, and I anticipate my collection will soon spread to other walls within the room. This is because I still gain as much enjoyment gazing at each of them now as I did when I first laid eyes on them. I enthusiastically endorse Ric's work, and I would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone considering an investment in genre art of the highest quality.
Randy M. Dannenfelser
Author, The Deceiving Eye: The Art of Richard Hescox
I've known Ric Frane for about ten years now. Looking back... I remember the early horror conventions, passing by Ric's table. His setup of various renderings of screen queens and his ever popular fairy art.
Back then models like Tiffany Shepis and others would hang by the table and have fun with the people admiring and purchasing Ric's work. I would pass the table admiring his work as well. In time we became friends along with his wife Wendy also an artist.
Suddenly Ric focused on horror movie heroin's and monsters, he called me over to check out what he created. The rest is history. Since then I have commissioned Ric to do renderings for Horror Biz Magazine. In fact the next issue will feature Ric's rendering on the cover a three portrait collage. The issue will be out in the near future. Sorry you will have to wait to see what Ric has done, but it will be worth the wait. There is nothing like an original and it's nice to be able to say its by Frane!
Dave Baumuller - Horror Biz Magazine