Fran Allen

I was born and raised in Lakewood.  I graduated from the University of Puget Sound.  I raised three children in Spokane and, with them, was involved with the Spokane Art School.
Many years ago I enjoyed spending time in my father’s professional lab developing and printing black and white photgraphs and learning about photography which has always been a part of my life.  After working in Olympia for many years, I retired to Ocosta, WA in 2004, with husband Jim.

Being retired I enjoy having the time to pursue hobbies I have done since I was a child, knitting and photography, walking on the beach, collecting rocks and shells.  When I take my camera with me I find that I am more aware of my surroundings.  In the last couple of years I have entered photographs in art shows in Grays Harbor.  I am a member of the Harbor Art Guild and South Beach Art Association.
A new hobby is playing the ukulele with a group in Grays Harbor known as the Salmonberry Band which hopefully proves that we can still learn at any age no matter how difficult.  I enjoy being creative in different ways and am never sure what will come next.

Contact:  Phone  360 648 9938        email

Evergreen Reflection   17x21  Photography   $75

Evergreen Reflection        17×21              Photography              $75


Eye of the Bubble    17x21  Photography     $75

Eye of the Bubble 17×21 Photography $75

Rain Forest Lace   16x13 Photography     $50

Rain Forest Lace 16×13
Photography $50

First Poppy   13x17    Photography    $50

First Poppy 13×17 Photography $50