Frantiska Brzon Palecek lived her entire life in Republic County, Kansas on the border with Nebraska. She started painting seriously in the 1950’s as she created paintings and sculpture for her home which became a gallery, museum, and sacred site. She was particularly interested in the development of life through the ongoing processes of evolution. Painting gave her a medium to explore the mysteries of life and death, fecundity and decay. Painting was one of the ways she expressed her passion as an “earth mystic”. She often referred to her work as “Earth Music”.