Frances Nell Storer, a nationally known watercolor artist, was a native of Central City, Kentucky, where her family owned a jewelry store.
She first studied art with James Hu-Hilo in Hawaii, in 1955 and then attended the Rex Brandt Summer School in Corona del Mar, California. She also studied in Arizona and New Mexico. She owned and operated a gallery in Central City in the 1960s, where she offered classes.
Storer, a juried member of the American Watercolor Society, moved to Louisville in the 1970s and became active in the local arts community. She was represented in the ground-breaking exhibition Kentucky Women Artists: 1850-2000 in 2001-2002.