<HTML> <HEAD> <META name= "keywords" content=" holiday painting Christmas christmas window painter glass windowpainter lettering signpainter art graphic graphics mural muralist artist, Marin, SFBA Bay Area commercial splash dealership old-fashioned artist signwriter, window art artist dressing decoration decorator, HOLIDAY ARTIST GALLERY"> <META name="description" content="Old-fashioned windowpainting of businesses for holidays; See the portfolio of the past holiday windows of Franis Engel in Marin Co, CA. Gain an appreciation for the delightful art of decorating for holidays with a window painting artist who has painted windows commercially for over twenty years."> <TITLE>The Holiday Window Painting Art Gallery of Franis Engel</TITLE> </HEAD> <body BGCOLOR="#006633"><center> <font face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#ffcc66" align="middle"> <h1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Franis' Holiday Window Artistry</h1> </font> <table width="75%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="Red"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00"> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="12" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" bgcolor="#ffffff"> <!-- thumbnails--> <a href="holiday_window.html"> <img border="0" src="images//Christmas_tree.gif" alt="To Job Information" /></a> <font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;JOB &nbsp;&nbsp;INFO </font> <p> <br /> <a href="05splash.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="0" alt="" src="images/franis_dot_org.jpg" title="Go Back Home to Gallery Portfolio" /></a><br /> <font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font="">HOME</font> </p> <p> </p> <p><br /> <a href="Christmas_window_decorating.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/Tiny_showroom_glass.jpg" /></a> </p> <p><br /> <a href="Christmas_windows.html"><img alt="" src="images/Tiny_Mr_Natural_Santa.jpg" /> </a> </p> <p><br /> <a href="holiday_art.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/tiny_ribbon_letters.jpg" /></a> </p> <p><br /> <a href="holiday_painting.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/Tiny_Ribbons_on_showroom_glass.jpg" /></a> </p> <p> <br /> <!-- thumbnails 2nd set of 4--> </p> <p> <a href="holiday_window_art.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/sm_snowman_skis.jpg" /></a> </p> <p><br /> <a href="holiday_window_decorating.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/Tiny_snowmen_holiday_scene.jpg" /></a> </p> <p><br /> <br /> <a href="holiday_window_painting.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/Tiny_Mill_Valley_candle.jpg" /></a> </p> <p><br /> <br /> <a href="holiday_window_portfolio.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/tiny_art_car.jpg" /></a> <!-- thumbnails 3rd set of 4--> </p> <p><br /> <br /> <a href="painting_on_glass.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/Tiny_Leprechaun_panorama.jpg" /></a> </p> <p> <br /> <br /> <a href="window_decorating.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/Tiny_wreath_and_snowflakes.jpg" /></a> </p> <p><br /> <br /> <a href="window_holiday.html"><img width="65" height="65" border="2" alt="" src="images/Tiny_poinsetta_ribbon_2door.jpg" /></a> <!-- top of main area--> </p> </td> <td width="100%" valign="top" bgcolor="#e2b61d" align="center"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"> </font> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><strong><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""> &nbsp;Welcome to my Pre-2005 Holiday Window Gallery! </font></strong></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><strong><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""> </font></strong><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""><br /> Photos at left lead to viewing a larger image or links below. <br /> <a href="holiday_window.html" title="Info on Franis' work for you."><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""> &nbsp;JOB INFORMATION</font></a><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""> for business owners <br /> franis@franis.org <a href="mailto:franis@franis.org?subject=Commenting">EMAIL TO FRANIS</a> <br /> 415-868-0420, (Marin county)<br /> <br /> Also on the Big Island of Hawaii. 808 769-1908<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""><br /> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">This first picture is of ribbons and poinsettas on the showroom glass of a rare car dealership <a href="Christmas_window_decorating.html">see</a> <br /> </font></font></font></p> <p> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""><br /> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">Here's a little something I copied from a vintage comic book for the honestly real Mr. Natural in San Francisco <a href="Christmas_windows.html">see</a> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">These are ten inch letters on the window of the nursery at the old Yardbird's store in San Rafael,<a href="holiday_art.html">see</a> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""><br /> A detail of a whole storefront I decorated for Jack Hunt's, San Rafael. <a href="holiday_painting.html">see</a><br /> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">Here's an example of my snow and ice scenes with houses and a snowman on skis for my other longest standing customer, <br /> Jeans to a T. <a href="holiday_window_art.html">see</a> </font></font></font></p> <p> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">I can also work around the tight spaces of small windows with many other items that must remain in the window. Here's a minature snow scene with trees &amp; snowmen. <a href="holiday_window_decorating.html">see</a> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">There are many different styles that I can adapt for different sorts of businesses. This storefront wanted some color and to be seen from the stop sign almost half a block away. <a href="holiday_window_painting.html">see</a> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">Since my painted up truck is designed to be visible to advertise my services during the holidays, a friend of mine got the idea to have me paint on their &quot;Dragon&quot; art car. <a href="holiday_window_portfolio.html">see</a> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">Marin Brewing likes my art so much that they clean only the background off, leaving my elves from Christmas so I can change their hats, <a href="painting_on_glass.html">see</a> Here's another page where you can see how I turned the elves into leprechauns! <a href="05_holiday_window.html">see</a> A&gt; </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">I like to make each of my wreaths different, here's a very simple one. My prices start at $40. for a wreath on the door and a phrase of writing. <a href="window_decorating.html">see</a> It's true that almost every year someone pays me to write &quot;Bah, Humbug!&quot; </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""><br /> </font></font></font></p> <p> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">If you have a great deal of glass on your frontage but also want your Christmas decorating to look elegant, check out what I did with the frontage of this very traditional Italian restaurant. <a href="window_holiday.html">see</a> </font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""><br /> </font></font></font></p> <p> </p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font=""><img border="0" alt="" src="images//wreath.gif" /></font></font></font></p> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Sans Serif" color="#006633"><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font=""><font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="#006633" align="middle" font="">Franis Engel, holiday window painter <br /> <a href="holiday_window.html" title="Info on Franis' work for you."> &nbsp;JOB INFORMATION</a> 415-868-0420 <br /> <br /> franis@franis.org <a href="mailto:franis@franis.org?subject=Commenting">email Franis</a> <br /> <br /> Also available to paint windows on the Big Island of Hawaii area from January-August yearly. 808 769-1908 <br /> <font size="+1" face="Comic Sans MS, serif" color="RED" align="middle" font="">415-868-0420 Franis Engel</font> <br /> <br /> </font></font> </font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center></body> </HTML>