Meet Artist Francine Dufour Jones
By Marie Green
Alaska is a land unique on this planet for many reasons. Not the least of which is the incredible number and diversity of the visual artists who call it home. My quest was to interview one who stood out in the crowd – Francine Dufour Jones. She is not an easy person; her fellow travelers must accept that she thrives on challenge, and change and seeks them out in her artistic life.
After a wonderful and typically unusual romance, Francine married her Alaskan man five years ago and come to live in this land that was so foreign to her Hawaii, Californian background. There is still the excitement in her voice as she talks about how she decided to develop her arts in this land that looked like faery book places where she had been skiing once a year.