Michael Frain Naperville Painter

Mission Statement

Elan Creations is a small business built on big dreams. Our main goal is to provide original paintings and artwork at affordable prices.

Michael F. Frain


Hi I’m Michael and I’m an artist.  I’m from a long ago, lost generation of college graduates who got their degrees in some kind of business, got a job and went to work from 9 to 5.  I am married to the love of my life for 37 years this year.  We raised a family together, 3 boys and a girl.  We also have 3 grandchildren.

Now comes the part where we get to do what we want to.  I’m an artist and my wife is a writer/blogger.  I am self taught with my artwork, I never took any classes.  I just realized after reading about the master’s i.e., Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Monet you get the picture.  I had pictures inside that I wanted to create.  So I did.  I read more, I experimented with the colors, I tried different surfaces, and I created.  Being an artist made me look at this world as a living, breathing, moment that I want to capture.   My paintings are the moments that I capture for all to enjoy.

I do mostly watercolors with different stressing techniques.  I like to use my paints to create color with shadows, depth and texture. I go for the drama I can create with my paint brush.  Dancer’s have their stage, I have my canvas.

All of my artwork is for sale and I am available for any custom work you would like.  Enjoy, we can make anything happen in our studio.  All you need to do is fill out this contact form.  Blessings