Sunny Franson

Sunny Franson

Literary Arts - Painting - Visual Arts - author, publisher, formatting including photos


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   PO Box 397, Upper Lake, CA

Sunny Franson      

Currently I live on a small walnut acreage where you feel connected to earth and surroundings. With degrees in wildlife biology and cultural anthropology, minors in language and music, and graduate work in ethnomusicology, I tend to see ecosystems, because that’s how nature works with everything. This planet has so much beauty and intelligence, the scale is infinite and inspiration is a given.

Adaptation, oil, 24x18x0.5, ©sfranson, $1300


Like everyone I continue to evolve as a person, for me in ecology, art, and writing. Time is a precious commodity as it is for everyone, and sometimes life and its pitfalls overtake you. Then you have to choose priorities carefully. It’s vital to remain committed because after all it’s your lifetime.

Chicken society is part of The Secret Lives of Chickens or Tales from the Chickenyard and Beyond.

My dad called the book  he wrote when in his late 80’s Second Age. He had hoped to see it formatted and published, and it was an honor to do that for him.

Dark Water is about healing from posttraumatic stress by Opal Rose.

Reflections: A Modest Collection of Short Stories includes stories that are complete fiction although some include ecology. 

Every experience becomes a teacher and every painting, book, or woodland pool adds to that, but most of all, they underscore the importance of humility. Best not to put your moments off. Once they’re past, they’re gone forever. Never forget to be grateful and to share.

Web Gallery Representation:


Artists for Conservation Foundation

Fine Art America

Professional Affiliations, Art  

Current member: Artists for Conservation

Current member: Oil Painters of America

Current member: Lake County Arts Council

Current member: Gualala Arts Council

Art Exhibits, Galleries

Main Street Gallery, 325 Main St, Lakeport, CA  707.263.6658,

Dolphin, 39225 Hwy 1, Gualala, CA 95445  707.884.3896,

Gualala Arts, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445 707.884.1138,

Art Center, Corner Gallery, 201 South State St, Ukiah, CA 95482  707.462.1400,

Author, Publisher 

Books and ebooks are available online and at brick and mortar stores. More information and links are at 

The Secret Lives of Chickens by Sunny Franson

Second Age, by Carl Franson

Dark Water: Healing from Stress after Trauma, by Opal Rose

Reflections, by Sunny Franson