Local Art Walk


Laura Frances Bushman Crawford (LaFran) graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 1992. During her college years she spent one semester in the South of France studying Art History, Painting and Drawing.

She did portraiture painting for a few years after college. She worked in a Detroit Art Studio that provided paintings for hotels and offices. Upon moving to Southern California, she saw the resemblance to the French Riviera and fell in love with it. She has been painting California coastlines every since.

As a single mother she raised three sons and her youngest is now age 18. Laura managed to continue her education and become a Special Education Teacher. She holds two teaching credentials in California and a massage therapist license. Although she is a wonderful watercolorist, her favorite medium is oil on canvas.

She teaches watercolor and oil painting classes. Please contact LaFran at seachild4@yahoo.com for class info.

It is possible to see some of her artwork in local businesses along Coast Highway 101 in North County San Diego. Several of her paintings are permanently on display at the Michael Seewald Gallery in the Del Mar Plaza.

Check out more on the artist's website paintingsbylafran.wordpress.com