I'm Frances Marin, a visual artist and illustrator living in San Jose, CA. 

The mysterious nature of life, both real and imagined, lead me to explore everyday familiarities, dreams, memory, the subconscious and humor in my work. These ideas are explored primarily through drawing and painting, playing with opaqueness, transparency and the unpredictable nature of water media. Recurring themes include escape, nature, our preoccupation with objects and the absurdity of modern life.

My art has been exhibited in the US and Spain and lives in homes in the US and around the world including New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Mexico and throughout Europe. 

I have worked on illustration projects for Casper, Chromatic Coffee, Content Magazine and Washington Square.

For available originals and prints shop here. If you prefer to browse in-person, my work is available at these shopsFor commissions and inquiries, including illustration or teaching, please use this form to email me. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to my monthly newsletter or follow me on Instagram at @francesmarin.


Recent Press

Featured in BBC News article Women Who Draw

Interview with Content Magazine