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CBS Super Bowl PreGame Frenchy Tease
Frenchy worked with the CBS Sports PreGame crew over a two day span creating this Commercial / Tease which was aired at 4pm EST on CBS Super Bowl Sunday. Three 4' x 5 paintings were created for this commercial, one representing the Baltimore Ravens, the other representing the San Francisco 49'ers and the final painting of the coveted Lombardi Trophy positioned in front of the Superdome.

Art for Arts’ Sake Pop-up Gallery

Frenchy’s association with Team Gleason rolls on with his exhibition at the Art for Arts’ Sake pop-up gallery. The lobby of the Paramount Apartments will serve as a makeshift pop-up gallery in the middle of the Contemporary Arts Center’s big event.

Art fans in and around New Orleans have grown to love this annual rite of Fall. Created by the CAC in 1980, this annual celebration of art has become one of the hottest events of the year. Art for Art’s Sake Downtown features various artists displayed across 20 galleries and museums.

The Paramount’s lobby will be transformed into a gallery to feature exhibits from Frenchy and Scott Guion. Works from these renowned local artists will be on display and for sale. Portions of Frenchy’s sale will benefit Team Gleason and there work to help those fighting ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Come out to 611 O’Keefe Ave, soak up the culture, buy a Frenchy piece, support a charity. It’s that easy.


Frenchy Creating Artwork for Gleason Gras 2015

This is an incredibly busy week for our pal Frenchy. First, he was off to Green Bay to paint the action of Monday Night Football as the Packers hosted the Kansas City Chiefs. Next he hits the Black & Gold Gala to support Saints’ head coach Sean Peyton and his charitable foundation, Play it Forward. On Saturday, he is set to create a live painting at Gleason Gras for one of the Black & Gold Gala’s beneficiaries, Team Gleason.

Team Gleason, the foundation created by retired New Orleans Saint and ALS survivor, Steve Gleason has a three-pronged mission:

1. Help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services.

2. Create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease.

3. Raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.

This is Frenchy’s fourth consecutive year partnering with the charity. His work has raised over $10,000 for the foundation and he hopes his efforts this year will bump that number even higher!

This year’s event looks to be the best yet with awesome food, family fun, and killer musical performances from:

  • Better Than Ezra
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • Flow Tibe
  • 610 Stompers
  • Tysson
  • Paul Varisco and the Milestones

Come on out and see Frenchy, get some food, enjoy some great musical sets from New Orleans’ finest, and support a local hero and his awesome mission!

Frenchy on the Set of Monday Night Football

Live performance painter, Frenchy, and ESPN’s Monday Night Football go way back, and that isn’t stopping anytime soon! Frenchy estimates that his relationship with the sports network produced nearly 40 original pieces:

Paintings Produced at ESPN related events:

  • ESPN MNF Production – 20 x paintings of the various ESPN MNF production crew
  • ESPN MNF Players – 8 x Paintings of live action
  • Gruden QB Camp – 6 x Gruden QB Camp session paintings
  • Mike ‘n Mike – 2 x Mike n Mike Superbowl set paintings
  • Sunday Countdown – 5 x live set paintings
  • Sunday Night Football – 1 painting and first ESPN engagement

Tonight New Orleans’ favorite son is heading up to Cheeseland, Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers to capture the spirited action on the set and on the field as the Packers take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

To get an idea of why Frenchy has such passion for football and why he feels compelled and inspired by the sport, check out this video:

Frenchy: Life and Football from Frenchylive on Vimeo.

Frenchy’s unique approach to translating action in front of him into unique, colorful and vivid paintings begins with a pencil sketch on canvas. It’s the backdrop that gets put in place then Frenchy takes a snapshot of the action in his mind and sketches that out too. Then comes some additions to the action and background, subtle touches that let you know he was there, in that place, which makes the image a true representation of the event. Finally, Frenchy brings the painting to life with dazzling color, and refines the painting after the event for an amazing finished product.

See some more MNF paintings done by Frenchy

Now that you know a little bit about how it is done, tune into MNF to watch Aaron Rodgers and the Packers battle the Kansas City Chiefs and catch some cutaways of Frenchy doing his thing. Check back with us soon to see the finished product!

Painting for Charity: Frenchy Works Black & Gold Gala

Frenchy is at it again. This time, back in his home town of New Orleans for the Black & Gold Gala. New Orleans Saints’ head coach, Sean Peyton, has revived the Black & Gold Gala due to popular demand. This prestigious soiree was created as a fundraiser for Peyton’s Play It Forward Foundation, an organization dedicated to raise funds and awareness for organizations working with families and children in the areas of health, education, and social welfare in and around Louisiana.

Frenchy is a favorite on the fundraiser circuit as his unique style of creating a live painting on-the-spot becomes part of the entertainment itself. What he produces is a fine art keepsake like none other that not only commemorates the occasion, but helps support the non-profit fundraising goals by being donated and auctioned off to raise money for the cause. Great event, unique entertainment, one-of-a-kind piece of art, and one heck of an auction item!

This year’s Black & Gold Gala, sponsored by Chevron, will be held on Friday, October 2 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from 5:30 to midnight. Entertainment includes music from hometown heroes, Better Than Ezra and Hootie lead singer gone country sensation, Darrus Rucker.

Frenchy will be painting the action and donating the final product for auction.

This year’s beneficiaries of the Black & Gold Gala include:

Team Gleason – an organization devoted to helping those battling ALS disease offset the ever-increasing cost of care and treatment (SEE: Frenchy to paint at Gleason Gras)

Feed the Children – an organization that exists to end childhood hunger

K9s for Warriors – a group dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11.

Frenchy to Paint Gruden Chalk Talk Event


August 24, 2015


NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans-based artist Frenchy – internationally known in fine art circles and beyond for his sports and music paintings – will pay homage to the late New York Giants and Monday Night Football Legend Frank Gifford on September 3 at Jon Gruden’s Chalk Talk event at Pier A in New York City. Gruden, who followed Gifford’s footsteps into the Monday Night Football broadcast booth after a wildly successful coaching career in the NFL, will provide exclusive analysis of the upcoming NFL season as part of a fundraiser for the Connecticut Sports Foundation.

Known for vividly capturing events on canvas in real time with style and flair, Frenchy is a frequent guest on ESPN and Monday Night Football. Frenchy burst onto the NFL scene in 2002 when he became the official artist of the New Orleans Saints, capturing Louisiana Superdome action in real-time from the Saints sideline. He has painted live for Monday Night Football on multiple occasions, documenting high-profile games throughout the past several seasons on ESPN. This will be Frenchy’s first New York painting performance since serving as the official artist of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – an honor bestowed on only the most renowned artists from the crescent city.

“New York is like a second home to me and the Monday Night Football crew is like a second family,” Frenchy said. “I am moved by the opportunity to pay tribute to a fallen member of the MNF Family in Frank Gifford and hope my artwork can help Coach Gruden and the Connecticut Sports Foundation in their fight against cancer.”

Details of the event are as follows:

New Orleans artist Frenchy with legendary coach and broadcaster Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden’s “Chalk Talk” – A preview to the 2015 NFL season, complete with autographs, photo ops and more

September 3, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Pier A at the Loft on the Third Floor – 22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004

Funds raised through Frenchy’s painting of Frank Gifford, as well as through the Chalk Talk as a whole, will benefit the Connecticut Sports Foundation and Adrienne’s Helping Hand in their fight against cancer

About Frenchy

New Orleans visual artist Randy Leo Frechette, better known as Frenchy, vividly captures live events in real-time on canvas with style and flair. A regular at live music events such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – where he was the official artist in 2015 – and Farm Aid, Frenchy captivates audiences with brush strokes inspired by rhythms and melodies. At live sporting events, Frenchy feeds off crowd energy and on-field action to produce world class paintings that are popular with art collectors and sports fans alike. When not on the road producing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, Frenchy can be found painting with his beautiful family at his Oak Street Gallery in Uptown New Orleans. Frenchy’s work is available online at


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Frenchy to Paint Jon Gruden’s Chalk Talk

Frenchy and Coach Gruden are together again! This week, Thursday, September 3, Chucky will be hosting “Chalk Talk,” a charity dinner where he does what he does best – talk football.  The coach will spend an evening discussing the upcoming 2015-16 football season. This exclusive engagement includes cocktails, dinner, lots of football talk and coach’s old pal Frenchy on hand to paint the evening’s festivities.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Connecticut Sports Foundation, a unique charity that provides financial support to people battling cancer and Adrienne’s Helping Hand, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the physical and intellectual lives of children. Again, Frenchy’s live performance painting will be auctioned off to benefit these charities.

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Frenchy Paints Human Fund Event in Cleveland

Frenchy packed up his gear and headed up the Mississippi River, banging a right at the Ohio River and up to Cleveland this past weekend (Aug 22nd). He was in the rock and roll capital of the world to paint at the 10th Anniversary of the Human Fund Charity Event!

Frenchy was on hand to document this momentous event as only he can – through bold, energetic live painting. As part of the festivities, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead  performed. JRAD covers the music of Grateful Dead and Frenchy painted the band live in action.

Frenchy live painting of Joe Russo's Almost Dead

Frenchy has been partnering up with the Human Fund for over 10 years and stands behind their mission to support arts and music education programs for Cleveland youth year after year. Frenchy is proud to partner with an organization that encourages and supports the student artists, musicians and performers who will make up the next generation of artists. His painting from the evening will be auctioned off to raise funds for the charity.

Show your support with Frenchy, check out the event, contribute to the great things the Human Fund is doing for the city of Cleveland! 

A Frenchy Liberty Puzzle for you!

New Frenchy Puzzle

Finally, a puzzle you won’t want to put back in the box when you are done! We are happy to announce that the first Frenchy Puzzle is now available for sale!

Frenchy teamed up with premium puzzle maker Liberty Puzzles in creating a puzzle of the French Quarter Horse Post painting.


Liberty Puzzles are classic wooden jigsaw puzzles, made with quarter-inch maple plywood and the finest archival paper and inks. No two pieces in any puzzle are alike, and each puzzle features dozens of intricate, charming whimsy pieces. The French Quarter Horse Post puzzle pieces are made up of musicians, dancers, lamp posts, instruments and other NOLA-centric images. This gorgeous painting makes for an intricate and challenging puzzle and a beautiful finished product.

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Frenchy Paints Bo Dollis for Jazz Fest 2015 Poster

Frenchy Paints Big Chief Bo Dollis, Mardi Gras Indian, for Jazz Fest 2015 Poster

Frenchy was tapped to create the official poster for the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This is an incredible honor for Frenchy as his loving relationship is not only with JazzFest but his New Orleans home. “Dreams do come true. and to be honest I feel this poster isn’t about me, but our community. After all it is New Orleans, the wonderful people and culture that has made me what I am today,” noted the artist when asked about being selected. But this news comes on a sad day, the subject of this year’s poster is the Mardi Gras Indian, Bo Dollis, and Bo sadly passed away yesterday.

Bo Dollis is the Subject of the Official Jazz Fest 2015 Poster

The Big Chief of the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians was this year’s subject for the official 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival poster. Organizers approached Frenchy to create an original painting of Theodore Emile “Bo” Dollis to be the centerpiece of the venerable festival’s poster and theme this year. Frenchy has experience with Bo as the Mardi Gras Indians served as his muse before.

2015 Jazz Fest poster by Frenchy featuring Chief Bo Dollis

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Festival organizers said the following in a press release, “In Frechette, we saw the same restless creative spirit that pushed Bo to sneak out, costume and parade against his parents’ better judgment way back when. These forces of nature cannot be contained. They power greatness. We wondered what Frechette would do if given 100 days ­ instead of 100 minutes ­to paint with no audience except art4now’s art director. We’ll let the art speak for itself. It’s magic. Inspired by the soul of the greatness Bo Dollis embodied. We’re all one tribe now.”

Frenchy Painting Bo Dollis is Natural Choice to Capture New Orleans Culture

Just as Frenchy captures the vibrant energy and colorful soul of New Orleans, Bo was synonymous with the cultural history of Mardi Gras – one of the city’s most renowned events. It was just a natural combination to have two of New Orleans’ cultural ambassadors collaborate to create the official artwork for another of the city’s beloved events.

Frenchy has a long history of capturing the music and vibes of Jazz Fest on canvas. The marriage of New Orleans and Native American culture, live music, and Frenchy just makes sense. Additionally Frenchy points to other inspiration, “I’m blessed to have fallen in love with an amazing woman and mother, Tina Verdin, a full-blooded Native American from the Houma Nation in Dulac in southern Louisiana. We have a beautiful son together, Randy Leo Frechette Jr, “Leo.” They are the driving force and inspiration for all my work. It’s great being a dad! Ya you right!!”

Jazz Fest 2015 Poster Art Becomes a Memorial

So on with news of this incredible honor and the unveiling of Frenchy’s painting of Bo for the 2015 Jazz Fest poster comes the sad news of Dollis’ passing at the age of 71. Frenchy noted, “We’re losing Big Chief Bo Dollis, but gaining a guardian angel watching over New Orleans. He is in a better place now and I guarantee he will be dancing and singing on 2nd and Dryades on Mardi Gras Day then over Jazz Fest … for eternity.”

This celebration of art, history and the esteemed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival transformed into a memorial and tribute to one of the greats of the “new” generation of Indian Chiefs.

Prints of Fenchy’s official 2015 Jazz Fest poster are for sale through Art4Now

Media Inquiries please email or call 504.581.3522


Frenchy Paints the Grand Opening of AC Hotel

Frenchy Paints the Grand Opening of Marriott’s AC Hotel on Bourbon

Not long after the Hong Kong trip, Frenchy was back in action stateside. AC Hotels by Marriott commissioned Frenchy to paint the grand opening of the AC Hotel on Bourbon on December 8, 2014. Frenchy posted up with easel and paint just outside the main entrance to the building to get the evening’s activities against the beautiful backdrop of the hotel’s bold architecture.

The AC Hotel on Bourbon by Marriott is the first of 100 properties to come in major urban markets and is part of the company’s plan to appeal to the next generation of travelers. Hip, well designed hotels with social lobbies and rooms sporting the latest technology will help refresh the brand. Adhering to that theme, Frenchy was contracted to add some flare to the evening’s events and to document this historic evening for a legendary hotelier.

Again, Frenchy is on hand creating art as the as an architectural event is unveiled adding to the lush visual scenery of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Frenchy Paints in Hong Kong

Frenchy in Hong Kong: Painting Protest, Music & Live TV

Longtime friend and advocate of Frenchy’s live paintings, Steve Bernstein, invited Frenchy to Hong Kong to cover a series of cultural events.

Painting Finance Live

On the same day as his Squawk Box appearance, Frenchy headed straight to Hong Kong’s Finance Live! to do what he does best; capture the vibe of live musical performances. Finance Live! is a charity rock concert featuring musicians and bands from the city’s bustling financial district. Performers included staff members from Mizuho Securities, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs – seriously, we’re not kidding – and many more. The money raised by the event was donated to Hong Kong Generation Arts, a charity organization that develops, nurtures, and creates opportunities for Hong Kong’s next generation of performing artists. Fundraising, arts, music, and Frenchy; great tastes that taste great together!

Painting the set of Asia Squawk Box

Frenchy’s first stop in Asia was on the set of CNBC’s flagship morning program, Squawk Box, to capture the action and energy of a live, international news broadcast covering views from top CEOs, asset managers and news makers as Asian markets opened for trade. Frenchy painted throughout the broadcast and spoke with lovely co-anchor Susan Li about his history of painting live performances and previous visits to the Far East.

The Art of Rebellion

Frenchy’s trip abroad coincided with some turbulent times in Eastern Asia. As pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong hunkered down in defense of liberty, Frenchy was right there with them to record this historic rebellion on canvas. The “Umbrella Revolution” saw thousands of Hong Kong residents peacefully protesting China’s role in their city government. Just as Frenchy translates the vibrant energy of music to canvas, he seized the opportunity to turn the tension, defiance, and solidarity in the air on the streets of Hong Kong’s financial district into art.

Frenchy Captures Hong Kong Protests

Painting Picnic in the Park

Two days post protest Frenchy brought his paint and brushes to Picnic in the Park. Not far from the Umbrella Rebellion, but a completely different scene, he painted the picturesque scene and family outing. Picnic in the Park is a unique opportunity for aspiring musicians and artists to showcase their talent. Music enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds come together with a common goal of entertaining an audience, doing what they love–giving Frenchy yet another opportunity to do what he loves by nimbly documenting the experience.

Frenchy Paints Picnic in the Park

Harrah’s Hotel Room Renovation Commissions

Frenchy originals to be featured in Harrah’s Hotel renovated guest rooms

Harrah’s New Orleans is in the process of renovating 500 guest rooms in the hotel, and commissioned Frenchy to accentuate the redesign. Six new and original effervescent Frenchy pieces will be featured throughout the rooms, symbolizing the prolific vibe of the New Orleans streets in classic Frenchy style.

This isn’t Frenchy’s first time working with Harrah’s – he teamed up with them in 2013 to lend his creative vision to the design of their HooDoo Lounge, where he produced the main interior artwork, including walls, table tops and blackjack tables, throughout the casino.

The grand opening of the new and improved Harrah’s is on October 21, and Frenchy will be there chronicling the event in his renowned way. The six pieces, shown below, signify the spirit of New Orleans, from the cast iron fence surrounding Jackson Square where artists line up daily to create and sell art, to the NOLA musicians that are the heart of New Orleans. Each will be on sale in giclée and serigraph formats in the coming months.

A painting of a New Orleans trombonist by Frenchy

Frenchy to Paint Tulane’s New Yulman Stadium

Frenchy to Paint Season Opener at Tulane’s New Yulman Stadium

This Saturday (9/6) at 3 p.m., Tulane University football will christen the new Yulman Stadium with a season opener home game against Georgia Tech.

And Frenchy will be there to memorialize the sentiment as the Green Wave plays their first game on its Uptown campus since 1974. Fan fervor should be at its finest, as tickets to this game sold out within 20 minutes!

Gambit writes, “The 30,000-seat Yulman Stadium is the culmination of years of planning and hustling for private donations, which financed construction of the new stadium. After several decades of playing home games at the Superdome, the Green Wave will return to the Tulane campus, a final piece in a feverish effort to rebuild what had for years been a mediocre football program into the power house that Tulane football once was.”

This is a first-time collaboration between Frenchy and Tulane, but Frenchy is no newbie to live action football paintings. From the 2014 Superbowl to Monday Night Football in Denver to several ESPN appearances to his History of the New Orleans Saints, this guy’s got some field cred.

500 limited edition serigraphs of the painting, which will encompass Yulman Stadium, the Tulane campus skyline and VIP alumni and guests, will be available for pre-sale purchase at the commencement of the game, 50 of which will be special artist’s proofs.



Voted 2nd best local artist in Gambit’s 2014

Frenchy voted second best local artist in Gambit’s Best of New Orleans 2014

Thousands of New Orleanians and Gambit readers voted for Gambit’sBest of New Orleans 2014”, and the votes tallied. Frenchy was named voted as the second Best Local Artist, sandwiched right between Terrance Osborne and George Rodrigue! Frenchy is honored to be recognized by the community, alongside the prestige of local legends, Osborne and Rodrigue. Thanks to all the Naw-Landers that voted!

Gambit staffers will present “Best of New Orleans 2014” tonight at 6:30 p.m. on WWL-TV.

Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco @ 2014 JazzFest Gala

Buckwheat Zydeco @ the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala
Dimensions: 30″ x 40″

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Big White Undies

Big White Undies @ Sapphire Supper Club in 1998

Big White Undies live @ Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, 1998
Dimensions: 24″ x 48″

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Elton John

Elton John@ NOLA Arena

Elton John @ the New Orleans Arena in 2014
Dimensions: 24″ x 48″

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Billie Joel

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The Metermen w/ Page McConnell

The Meter Men w/Page McConnell

The Meter Men w/Page McConnell @ the 2013 Gasperilla Music Festival
Dimensions: 30″ x 40″

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Maroon 5

Maroon 5 @ the 2014 Greenbreir Concert Series
Dimensions: 30″ x 40″

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett @ 2014 Greenbreir Concert Series

Jimmy Buffett @ the 2014 Greenrbrier Concert Series
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

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History of the New Orleans Saints

A Look Back: Frenchy’s Original Play-by-Play History of the New Orleans Saints

Devised from clippings dating back to the mid-1960s, when the New Orleans Saints were established, this original Frenchy piece is unlike any other NFL artifact. With merely 200 limited edition serigraphs available, this authentic piece honors and celebrates the most memorable events in Saints’ history.

Can you name all the events from the bottom left? Can your truest of true Saints fans? Bring it. (The whole depiction is outlined below, but go ahead, and test your pals’ Saints history with this extraordinary limited edition Frenchy original).

John W. Mecom, Jr.

Tom Fears, his Saints scored on the first-ever kickoff return in franchise history.

John Gillian #42 returning the opening kickoff 94 yards in the Saints’ inaugural game.

Tulane Stadium: home to the NFL’s New Orleans Saints from their first game on September 17, 1967 until December 8, 1974.

Billy Kilmer #17.

Doug Atkins #81.

– Under Jim Finks’ watch, the Saints posted their first winning season.

Tom Dempsey #19, 63 yard field goal, with Joe Scarpati #21.

Brian Milne #40 “Hakim drops the Ball.”

Archie Manning #8, QB New Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982, “we love you Archie.”

Mort Anderson #7 & Guido Merkens #19.

– “Dome Patrol”.

Ricky Jackson #57.

Micky Loomis is the executive vice president and GM of the New Orleans Saints.

Steve Gleason #37 blocks punt during Dome home opener.

Frenchy, first team artist in NFL history. Painted live from the sidelines during home games at the Super Dome 2001-2008, he is depicted here working on a Deuce McAllister painting.

Deuce McAllister #26.

Tracy Porter #22, Porter intercepted a pass from Minnesota’s QB Brett Favre, sending the game to overtime. The Saints later prevailed with a final score of 31-28.

Garrett Hartley #5. On January 24, 2010 he made a 40-yard field goal in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game to send the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl.

Rita Benson LeBlanc celebrating NFC championship with Tom & Grace Benson.

– NFC champion trophy.

Mark Brunell #11, back up QB.

Thomas Morstead #6 Kicking off the second half, the Saints caught Indy by surprise with the “ambush” play with Scott Fujita #55 and Will Smith #91 (an onside kick in kickoff formation), which the Saints recovered, shifting the momentum to them.

Tracy Porter #22 intercepts Payton Manning to clench Saints’ Superbowl WIN!

Coach Sean Payton & Drew Brees #9, celebrating after Super Bowl victory.

– New Orleans Saints official Super Bowl victory parade.

– The SUPER DOME with “Honey” the Mardi Gras Indian, Re Birth Brass Band, the Whistle Monsta, the Popes of Oak Street, Mack the Quack, Gordon and Daughter.


NOLA Brew Rebirth Pale Ale, designed by Frenchy

The most beautiful beer can you’ve ever seen! NOLA Rebirth Pale Ale, designed by Frenchy

On July 14, 2014, NOLA Brewing’s new beer, Rebirth Pale Ale, hit the shelves and invigorated the humdrum greens and browns of beer aisles throughout New Orleans and Louisiana.

The cans, designed by Frenchy, feature Rebirth Brass Band’s Phil Frazier, is a tribute the Grammy Award winning Rebirth Brass Band, and recognition of the band’s fundraising efforts for The Roots of Music, a nonprofit music education program co-founded by Rebirth drummer Derrick Tabb.

Rebirth Pale Ale debuted on draft in April, a portion of proceeds from sales of the beer, both on draft and in cans, go to the organization, which provides free academic and musical instruction to underprivileged children from throughout the city.

So, by drinking this beer, you’re helping kids learn about music. And you’re also drinking it out of a work of art!


Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys Live at 2007 New Orleans Voodoo

Beastie Boys @ the New Orleans Voodoo Experience in 2007
Dimensions: 30″ x 40″

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Frenchy, Art, Fundraising, Beer, & Fiya!

Match Made in Heaven:  Frenchy, Art, Fundraising, Beer, and Fiya Fest!

Continuing his support of his beloved New Orleans and staying true to his position as an unofficial ambassador for the NOLA arts and cultural scene, Frenchy is working with FiyaWerks Productions and NOLA Brewing on this year’s Fiya Fest. The festival will be Friday May 2nd as part of 2014’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Fiya Fest is a day of music and crawfish boil – mmmm, mmm! – meant to raise money and awareness for The Roots of Music, an organization that has a mission to teach, support, and empower New Orleans’ youth through music, education, academic support, and mentorship while both preserving and promoting the city’s cultural and musical heritage. Sounds like a perfect place for our boy, Frenchy.

The event will be punctuated by our own NOLA Brewing unveiling its brand new beer, Rebirth Pale Ale. The label will feature three of Frenchy’s original paintings, which will also be debuted that day. In addition, Frenchy will be performing throughout the day, creating live paintings around shows by Maceo Parker, The Headhunters, and many others. The proceeds from Frenchy’s work will also benefit The Roots of Music.

2014 French Quarter Festival

Stop by Frenchy’s Gallery During the French Quarter Festival and Win Some Art

Planning on heading to the French Quarter Festival this week? Yeah you right! Be sure to check out Frenchy’s newest gallery at 610 Toulouse Street it’s just a block away! And when you do, buy something from the shop and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a giclee print of a  Frenchy original, valued at $300!

The French Quarter Festival (April 10-14)  is the largest free music festival in the South, consistently voted by locals as “favorite festival”, “favorite food festival”, and “favorite event open to the public” This year, more than 1,400 musicians will perform on 21 stages located throughout the French Quarter. Check out the lineup for details and more information on the French Quarter Festival’s official website.

Since 1997, Frenchy has been captivating audiences and enthusiasts in New Orleans and beyond with vibrant brush strokes inspired by the rhythms and spirit of countless events and festivals. A fixture at local events in New Orleans, which he calls his muse, Frenchy feeds off crowd energy to produce world-class live paintings.

Frenchy will be out and about during the festival catchin’ the scene on canvas. What a treat to witness art in the making!

Frenchy Back Again for Gruden’s QB Camp

Frenchy Paints for Chucky: Back Again for Gruden’s QB Camp

Building upon his previous work for ESPN Monday Night Football and last year’s Jon Gruden’s QB Camp, Frenchy returned to camp to create an action painting for Chucky and co. QB Camp was held at the state-of-the-art facilities of Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL.

This time around Frenchy created a painting capturing Gruden’s sessions with Jimmy Garoppolo, the quarterback from Eastern Illinois University.

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Frenchy Paints at WWE Superstars for Kids

Frenchy continues his all-star partnerships by joining forces with the bad boys of World Wrestling Entertainment and creating a live painting of the WWE Superstars for Kids Event. At this event, the heroes of WWE get together to auction off once-in-a-lifetime experiences with wrestling superstars, divas, and legends and donate the proceeds to the Brees Dream Foundation.

Actor/comedian, Marlon Wayans hosted the party where auction participants got the opportunity to bid on experiences such as a meet ‘n greet with WWE Hall of Fame legends Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart at Hulk’s Tampa restaurant and the “The Ultimate Drew Brees Experience.”

At the request of the WWE, Frenchy was on-hand at the New Orleans Museum of Art creating a painting and capturing the evening’s festivities on canvas. His painting caught highlights of the party and integrated WWE all-stars:

  • Rita Benson LeBlanc
  • Rey Mysterio
  • John Cena & Nikki Bella
  • Mitch & Cheryl Landrieu
  • Paul Triple “H” Levesque
  • Naomi
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Latalya
  • Michael Luisi
  • Summer Rae & Fandango
  • Mark Henry
  • BIG Show
  • Tyson Kidd
  • Eva Marie
  • Sheamus
  • Marlon Wayans
  • Stephanie McMahon
  • Hulk Hogan

The event raised well over $200,000 with many auction items still up for bid! Get a piece of WWE history and a timeless piece of art and bid on Frenchy’s painting here.

Frenchy to Paint in NYC for Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans-based artist Frenchy – internationally known in fine art circles and beyond for his sports and music paintings – will “paint the town” in New York for Super Bowl week and beyond with a full slate of painting performances scheduled in the tri-state area from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. Known for vividly capturing events on canvas in real time with style and flair, Frenchy will be a frequent guest on ESPN sets during Super Bowl week and will paint a New York Knicks game on behalf of the MSG Network. In addition, he is slated to appear on Good Morning America, while also painting at music and charity events surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I am honored to be part of the Super Bowl celebration in New York,” Frenchy said. “Inspired by Leroy Neiman, I began painting sporting events more than two decades ago. It’s very humbling to know that my work has gained the acceptance and notoriety that my heroes’ work has and I am ready to paint my tail off in New York.”

Frenchy’s full Super Bowl Week itinerary is as follows (all times Eastern):


7pm – 11pm: Billie Joel @ MSG

JAN. 30

7pm – 10pm:  Annual Jawz Cigar Party – (Outdoor Rooftop and Bar, 230 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10001)

JAN. 31

6am – 10am:  Mike and Mike Radio Show (ESPN)

7pm – 10pm:  Jon Gruden’s Chalk Talk in partnership w/ Connecticut Sports Foundation – (Harry’s Café & Steak, 1 Hanover Square, New York, 10004)

FEB. 1

8pm – latenight:  Brooklyn Bowl painting Stirrers (Kraz, Neal Evans, Joe Russo) – (Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11249)

FEB. 2


8am – 12 pm:   Super Bowl Sunday Countdown Set (ESPN)

12pm – 2pm:  ESPN Set at MetLife Stadium with Suzy Kolber, Ray Lewis, Trent Dillfer & Steve Young (ESPN)

FEB. 5

5pm – 11pm:  New York Knicks vs. Portland Trailblazers in partnership with MSG Network (Madison Square Garden)

FEB. 7

Connecticut Sports Foundation Annual Gala at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino (1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382)

About Frenchy

New Orleans visual artist Randy Leo Frechette, better known as Frenchy, vividly captures live events in real-time on canvas with style and flair. A regular at live music events such as Farm Aid and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Frenchy captivates audiences with brush strokes inspired by rhythms and melodies. At live sporting events, Frenchy feeds off crowd energy and on-field action to produce world class paintings that are popular with art collectors and sports fans alike. Frenchy has two galleries in New Orleans and his work is available online at

 Photo Recap


P Funk

PFunk MardiGras 1998

Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville @ the Plaza Theater Orlando Fl in 2012
Dimensions: 30″ x 40″

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ESPN Front Row Talks with Frenchy

Frenchy and Monday Night Football go way back. Ten years back! When creating live action paintings of MNF you can find Frenchy on ESPN’s set or on the field, absorbing the kinetic buzz of the scene and transferring it to the canvas. The tables have turned and this time he is the subject of their gaze.  Allie Stoneberg from ESPN Front Row, a blog taking a look at the action behind the scenes of the storied sports network, took some time to talk with Frenchy about his history with ESPN and some of his favorite moments.

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Frenchy Paints ESPN MNF in Denver

September 24th, 2013
ESPN Monday Night Football
Oakland vs Denver

Frenchy was back with the Monday Night Football crew for the 3rd MNF game of the 2013-14 season as Denver took on Oakland at Mile High. He began the evening creating a live painting of the set and hosts of Monday Night Countdown, which includes Frenchy’s close friend, Suzie Kolberg, as well as  49er legend, Steve Young, Trent Dilfer, and the newest member of the Countdown team, Ray Lewis.

After the PreGame concluded, Frenchy moved down to the field to begin work on another live action painting. This one of of Broncos QB, Peyton Manning. The painting clearly depicts Peyton’s famous on-field control. He is under center, surveying the defense and calling an audible while the center and guard communicate. ESPN also gave Frenchy a little air time in the 4th quarter.

Frenchy will be back in New Orleans later this week and preparing for next week’s Monday Night Football game (September, 20 2013) in New Orleans when his undefeated Saints take on the 3-0 Dolphins in the Superdome. Look for Frenchy on the sidelines doing what he does best. See ya Monday night!

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Captures Creative for HooDoo Lounge

August 12, 2013 – New Orleans, Louisiana. HooDoo Lounge Grand Opening features art design by Frenchy. Performance painter, Frenchy, teamed up with Harrah’s Casino New Orleans once again by lending art and design direction to the new HooDoo Lounge, which will reside in the the Casino. He was part of the creative vision of the restaurant producing the main interior art work for the walls, table tops, blackjack tables and other items throughout the restaurant. His design brings the vibrant culture of New Orleans inside the walls of the casino.

On Friday, August 23rd the HooDoo Lounge will have their grand opening and Frenchy will be on hand to capture the event live on canvas in his trademark style.


Frenchy has led a colorful and dynamic ride with stops at concert venues and sports stadiums all over the globe. Based in the talent-rich city of New Orleans , Frenchy is an ambassador to the arts and a bastion of creativity.

His presence fills venues both large and small with an explosion of creative spirit. Frenchy captivates onlookers with his artistry in motion –- painting events in real-time as they unfold before him. His performance is captivating and its end-result is awe-inspiring.

Since 1997, Frenchy has called New Orleans his home and his muse. The vibrant local music scene pushes the artist’s creativity and expressiveness to new limits. And he has branched out further by tapping into the city’s sporting events -– ranging from weekly Saints game as the “official team artist” to Super Bowls and NCAA Championships. During Mardi Gras season he can be seen marching in parades, painting onto to canvas while other toss beads.

Frenchy Gallery, back in the French Quarter

August 15th, 2013 – Frenchy Gallery Back in the French Quarter in a Big Way.  Its been nearly 10 years since the Frenchy Gallery moved from its original location on Royal Street in the French Quarter to its current Oak Street digs in Uptown New Orleans.  Well that’s about to change as Frenchy Gallery is opening up it’s second location back in the Quarter at 610 Toulouse Street across from One Eyed Jacks –  the premier music venue in the French Quarter. Frenchy’s uptown locale led to an interesting crossroads of musical and visual art with the Maple Leaf next door. Who knows what will happen with Jack’s across the street!

The new gallery will be opening its doors on September 2nd and having a Grand Opening party the following week. The official date is TBD.




Live Paintings from the 2013 Telluride Jazz Fest

As promised, Frenchy was all up in the Telluride Jazz Festival producing a series of paintings across Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday night gave Frenchy the honor of painting jazz guitarist, John Scofield & Uberjam.

Despite a damp Saturday at the festy he was able to create a painting of the venerable Dr. Lonnie Smith during the Festival’s Honoree Set.

The party kept on going Saturday night as Frenchy met up with friends and fellow NOLA locals, The New Orleans Suspects at the historic Sheridan Opera House in Telluride.

The weather rebounded on Sunday and Frenchy kicked it into high gear as he was able to produce three live paintings that included a 1-2 punch from N’awlins natives in The Stooges brass band and another one with the New Orleans Suspects. Frenchy closed out the festival by capturing the jammed out funk vibes of Galactic with Corey Glover.

Here are the paintings from the weekend …

Telluride Jazz Festival Features Frenchy

Live Performance Painter, Frenchy, Heading to Telluride Jazz Festival 2013

Frenchy is headed to the Rocky Mountains August 2-4! He created the poster art for the 2013 Telluride Music Festival in Colorado. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the storied festival and features another incredible line-up set amongst the scenic beauty of the high-perched San Juan Mountains.

In addition to the festival poster featuring the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith, Frenchy will be in the middle of the action capturing performances from Dr. Smith, John Scofield, New Orleans Suspects, and Galactic. Check this site and follow Frenchy on Twitter to see the paintings as they are produced.

This year, Frenchy is partnering with Telluride’s Elinoff Gallery. The Elinoff Gallery is home to an incredible collection of fine jewelry and even more stunning array of fine art. This exclusive outlet will showcase some of Frenchy’s work as well as display the original painting from this year’s festival poster throughout the weekend. Stop on by!


Frenchy at Le Petit Theatre Fundraiser

Frenchy Paints at Fundraiser for Le Petit Theatre

New Orleans restaurant mogul, Dickie Brennan, is opening up a new restaurant in the French Quarter called Tableau. The restaurant is situated next to America’s oldest community theater, Le Petit Theatre.  On May 14th Tableau held a big fundraising event for the legendary theater with about 700 people in attendance.  And you know Frenchy was there capturing the action of the evening in a painting.  The painting was sold for $5,000 and 50% of the proceeds were donated back to the Le Petit Theatre.

The Art of Traffic: Frenchy & Millenia 3

The Art of Traffic: Frenchy to Paint for Millenia 3 at Promaxbda Conference in LA
When we say Traffic, we don’t mean the shit you get stuck in on the way to work or 70s rockers featuring Stevie Winwood – this is a completely different kind of traffic. In the broadcast sense, traffic refers to the orchestration and placement of the day’s ads to ensure maximum exposure and meeting the expectations of the advertiser. Atlanta’s Millenia 3 are world leaders at the “art of traffic.”

In fact, “The Art of Traffic” is the theme of this year’s conference in Los Angeles, California and who would be better at capturing this theme than Frenchy?

Jackie Arevalo, Senior Vice President at Millenia 3, stated, “We are thrilled to have Frenchy with us at Promaxbda to bring our theme to life.” Frenchy is proud to support Millenia 3 at this event and if you happen to be attending, be sure to drop by their booth to check out his performance painting in action.

Read the full press release here


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Frenchy Recognized in Big Easy Awards

Frenchy was voted the #3 Best Local Artist in the Where Y’AT Best of Big Easy Awards. This is an annual recognition put on by Greater New Orleans’ Free Full-Color Monthly Entertainment Magazine, Where Y’AT.  The Best of nominees are voted on by readers of the publication. Frenchy has been voted in the top three before with fellow artists Rodrigue and Micholapolis. Frenchy is honored that local readers voted him in and to be with such esteemed company.

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