About the Artist


Frankie Brackley Tolman is a professional artist who has achieved Signature Member status in the New England Watercolor Society and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. She is a faculty member at the Sharon Arts Center in Sharon, NH, where she teaches Experimental Painting and Mixed Media. Her vibrant paintings have been accepted into many national, regional, and local juried exhibits and her work is in many private collections all over the country. You can see her paintings at the Amethyst Studio and Gallery in Nelson, NH, by appointment or during the Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour. “Dwelling in Possibility” by Howard Mansfield and “Indifferent Light” by Susan Pope feature her paintings on the cover.

Her paintings can be seen at:
The Sharon Arts Juried Members’ Gallery
Amethyst Studio and Gallery in Nelson, NH (by appointment or during Open Studio events)
Dwelling in Possibility  by Howard Mansfield features her painting on the cover.  dwelling-th






2018 NHPTV juried auction (also 2007-2017)
2017 Art-in-the-Barn, Essex MA (also 2007-2013)
2016 Monadnock Art Auction, Jaffrey NH (also 2007, 2014)
2015 Biennial Regional Jurors’’ Choice Competition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene NH Jan. 24 – March 26
2014 Tell me a Story, NH Women’s’ Art Caucus juried show, Jaffrey
2013 Rose Moon Auction, UNH Museum of Art (Invitational)
2013 MAAA Juried Exhibition, Jaffrey NH
2010 Frances N. Roddy Competition, Concord, MA
2010 Wolfe’s Neck Farm Art Show, Freeport ME
2010 Creatures Real & Imagined, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough NH
2008 15th Annual National Watermedia Competition, Pawtucket RI
2008 Art League of Rhode Island Juried Exhibit, Bristol RI
2008 AWA National Watercolor Exhibition, Glendale AZ


2016 Solo show, Dublin Community Center, Dublin, NH
2015 The Forest for the Trees – solo show, Hancock Library, Hancock NH
2014 Members’ Show, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
2013 Featured Artist, The Works, Keene, NH
2013 ”Impressions” Art Gallery MCH, Peterborough NH
2012 Featured Artist, Juried Artists’ Gallery, Sharon Arts, Peterborough NH
2010 Monadnock Literary & Arts Festival (Invitational), Marlborough NH
2010 Prism Painters at Hancock Library
2010 Off-the-Wall Show, Jaffrey NH
2009 Solo Show, Interchurch Gallery, NY, NY
2009 Art League of RI, Gallery 297, Bristol RI


2016 Book cover for “Living in Light” by Susan Pope due out in 2016
2013 Selected for book cover of Dwelling in Possibility by Howard Mansfield
2013 Cover: Monadnock Table” Fall Edition
2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, Third Place, Art in the Park, Keene NH
2011 First Place, Jaffrey Civic Center Spring Show
2008 B & H Award, Art League of Rhode Island
2007 Selected for “Professional Artist’s Toolbox” program, Boston MA
2007 Painting selected to be “signature piece” for the “Evening of Hope Auction” by the Maine Parkinson Society, Falmouth ME

UPCOMING EVENTS 2018 (so far)

April-May: NHPTV Auction
Mid-July: Nelson Artists and Artisans Celebration, Nelson NH Common
July 21, 5-9 : Open Studios, Mill #6, Harrisville NH
September 1 & 2: Art in the Park, Keene NH
October 5 – 17: BIG retrospective solo show, Jaffrey Civic Center. Artist’s Reception: Friday Oct 12th 5pm to 7 pm
October 6, 7, and 8: Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour, Amethyst Studio and Gallery, 43 Nubanusit Rd., Nelson, NH