Fran Lew is a Contemporary Realist, trained in Academic Classical Realism. She is best known for her portraits. Lew's style of portraiture combines traditional techniques of the Old Masters with her own contemporary vision. Lew's training reaches back to the 19th century French Academy and is a path less traveled, especially in these modern times when the Avant Garde is dominating the art world. Moreover, it takes spiritual strength, strong conviction in artistic beliefs, and inspiration by beauty to stay on it. Fran Lew is pleased to be in the forefront of artists who are leading the resurgence of Realism in the visual arts.