Quiet Please by Graham Franciose

Quiet Please by Graham Franciose

Quiet Please
By Graham Franciose

Index of Issue 125, May 2024

Quiet Please is a watercolor and gouache painting on tan Rives BFK cotton rag.

Graham Franciose grew up in the forests of Massachusetts. His work reaches back to those times of exploration and imagination, where anything was possible. His whimsical, sometimes emotional, illustrations show a sliver of a story, a moment between the action, leaving the exact circumstances and narrative up to the viewer. There is sense of familiarity and honesty within his characters and scenes, as well as a sense of mystery and wonder.

Graham received his BFA in Illustration from the Hartford Art School in ’05.  He originally wanted to pursue Children’s Book Illustration as a career, but his personal work has taken center stage over the last few years. He currently lives and works as a professional artist and illustrator in Austin, TX.

See more of his work on his site and follow him on Instagram.

Check out Graham’s April Birdy install, Spotted Nonetheless, the inspo art to Gray Winsler’s short story, The Outcast, or head to our Explore section to see more of his work.