After earning a BFA from Texas Tech and moving to Santa Fe, John began his art career on a wing and a prayer. His art and passion inspired him to travel to Italy and study the old masters up close and personal. Discovering an early affinity for American master’s like Frederick Church and George Innes, influenced him to develop his skills in traditional painting methods. This dedication ultimately lead to becoming an accomplished realist painter. Having been represented in Santa Fe, Colorado, Texas, New York and the UK. John considers himself fortunate to have led a 25 year career in art. Blessed to be a husband and a father he is an artist by heart and by trade. John DeFrance spends his time living and creating from his home studio in Prosper Texas.