I’m Kathleen Franks. Why do I work under the name of “Ann Bacon?” Well, Ann is my middle name and Bacon is my grandfather’s last name. I wanted to use this old family name as recognition of the creative genes that are from my Bacon ancestry.
My roots can be traced to England and Ireland and it has always been family folklore that we are related to Francis Bacon. If you take a photo of my grandfather and put it next to a photo of Francis Bacon, they look like brothers. One of these days I’m going to take the time to trace the lineage.