Frank To Artist

I would probably treat this as my secret blog to show my development and journey as a full time working fine artist.
After Da Vinci- Study of Woman Hands 1490 Oil on Paper 44cm x 34cm These are studies by Da Vinci which is believed to be for the Last Supper. This painting will be shown at my solo exhibition at Gallery Q, Dundee from the 19th April.
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After Da Vinci- Study of Woman Hands 1490
Oil on Paper
44cm x 34cm

These are studies by Da Vinci which is believed to be for the Last Supper.

This painting will be shown at my solo exhibition at Gallery Q, Dundee from the 19th April.

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One of the paintings that’s about to go exhibit for my solo exhibition on 19th April in Dundee. So far the work has got the admiration and support from the team of the Starz TV series, Da Vinci’s Demons!
Based on the Da Vinci’s flying machine designs  in the 1500s. A tribute to the sage who had a vision that man is capable of achieving anything imaginable!  
After Da Vinci - Study of Construction and Structure of a Wing 1490 
Oil on Paper, 
44cm x 34cm
For more info on the work or exhibition, go to https://www.facebook.com/FrankToFineArtist

One of the paintings that’s about to go exhibit for my solo exhibition on 19th April in Dundee. So far the work has got the admiration and support from the team of the Starz TV series, Da Vinci’s Demons!

Based on the Da Vinci’s flying machine designs  in the 1500s. A tribute to the sage who had a vision that man is capable of achieving anything imaginable! 

After Da Vinci - Study of Construction and Structure of a Wing 1490

Oil on Paper,

44cm x 34cm

For more info on the work or exhibition, go to https://www.facebook.com/FrankToFineArtist

For the past several months, I have been conducting personal research on Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings and notes with the help of the Archives of the Royal Collection in London. The result is this painting inspired by Da Vinci’s drawing. 
After Da Vinci- Sketches for The Battle of Anghiari 1504-6 Oil on Paper  44cm x 34cm
To have that unlimited access to his work is just an out of world experience. I think I may have learnt more about art during my time in the Archives of the Royal Collection than my time at art school.What I’m aiming to achieve from studying his drawings and to paint them is to understand his vision and enhance my own knowledge of man and nature. I’m not attempting to be like Da Vinci. I can only hope to gain a personal insight to his thinking.

For the past several months, I have been conducting personal research on Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings and notes with the help of the Archives of the Royal Collection in London. The result is this painting inspired by Da Vinci’s drawing.

After Da Vinci- Sketches for The Battle of Anghiari 1504-6
Oil on Paper
44cm x 34cm

To have that unlimited access to his work is just an out of world experience. I think I may have learnt more about art during my time in the Archives of the Royal Collection than my time at art school.

What I’m aiming to achieve from studying his drawings and to paint them is to understand his vision and enhance my own knowledge of man and nature. I’m not attempting to be like Da Vinci. I can only hope to gain a personal insight to his thinking.

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"I no longer play for hearts. I now play for kings"
Promotional shot for my upcoming sponsored solo exhibition. All I can say it’s going to be a crowd pleaser.
Photographer: - Euan Anderson

"I no longer play for hearts. I now play for kings"

Promotional shot for my upcoming sponsored solo exhibition. All I can say it’s going to be a crowd pleaser.

Photographer: - Euan Anderson

Traditional Print- Making
These days there seems to be lack of awareness in traditional print- making. Now artists these days (especially those of my age), seem to opt for mass- produced prints of their work; basically digital images of their art.
Call me old fashion if you may, but I personally don’t feel comfortable charging high prices of digital photos of my paintings. Don’t get me wrong. They do work in certain contexts.
What I have now decided to do to make my art work affordable is to do traditional print- making such as etching and mono-printing. These are original art works with a certain limit of editions.
Personally, I enjoy the process of mono-printing. It’s the most basic print- making and the easiest to start with, BUT the hardest to master because it’s sensitivity to marks and pressure.

Traditional Print- Making

These days there seems to be lack of awareness in traditional print- making. Now artists these days (especially those of my age), seem to opt for mass- produced prints of their work; basically digital images of their art.

Call me old fashion if you may, but I personally don’t feel comfortable charging high prices of digital photos of my paintings. Don’t get me wrong. They do work in certain contexts.

What I have now decided to do to make my art work affordable is to do traditional print- making such as etching and mono-printing. These are original art works with a certain limit of editions.

Personally, I enjoy the process of mono-printing. It’s the most basic print- making and the easiest to start with, BUT the hardest to master because it’s sensitivity to marks and pressure.

It’s one thing talking about art whilst being filmed. At least the producers can edit any verbal mistakes. When you talking, live, on radio especially the BBC you have to get it right.
At least I prepared myself this time as I was given the role of ‘art critic’ on BBC earlier this month.

It’s one thing talking about art whilst being filmed. At least the producers can edit any verbal mistakes. When you talking, live, on radio especially the BBC you have to get it right.

At least I prepared myself this time as I was given the role of ‘art critic’ on BBC earlier this month.

The Whole Concept of Art and PR

These days, I get asked by so many people on my PR and media publicity. The common question I get is how do I get it?

To be frankly honest, there is no answer to this. I have always been lucky to produce art work that interests the media. For example the Plague Doctors paintings were something that the media or public has never seen. As it was unusual, it went viral through the media, social networking, internet- basically every where.

So how do I get the media involved? Well simple answer to this is that I call them. I just rang them up and told them. That’s it.


The whole point, however, is not just make the work and try to get publicity for it. It’s about having a strong belief in your work and that it touches people in both an emotionally and intellectually. If you can capture the attention and imagination of the public, the media then follows suit.

So an artist doesn’t own his PR. The public does.

Life on the open road as an artist.

Life on the open road as an artist.

Preparation for interview in Paris next month.

Preparation for interview in Paris next month.