Connor Francis is drawn to abstraction, which at times includes elements of objects and/or figures. Freely working with color, value, shape and line, Connor builds his paintings layer by layer. His paintings evolve as each layer informs the next layer. He employs an additive and subtractive method of painting. Paint is applied with palette knives, trowels, brushes, fingers and rags. Then it is often scratched and scraped, and applied again. Connor works intuitively, letting each painting develop organically. The artist works from his studio in Napa.