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Michael Frank

Michael Frank

St. Louis, MO

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Michael Frank has been painting for over 35 years. He has developed his skills from attending many artist workshops and some college, but mainly from studying the works of the "Hudson River School" artists of the mid to late 1800's. Some of their landscape locations were very exotic, but it really didn't matter. Because of their attention to detail, coloring and strong direction of light, you would think that you were looking at a magical place, while in a magical moment. That's what I strive to acheive.

Michael considers himself a representational luminous painter of landscapes & seascapes. He usually starts with the grisaille method of painting with a monotone painting over a white or bright yellow canvas. He then starts adding layers upon layers of colored glazes to give his work a glowing effect. His subject matter comes from his travels all over the world, but mainly from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Michael feels "Forest Park and Shaw's Botanical Gardens offer unlimited sources for subject matter.

He also has developed a series of "Little World" fantasy paintings where imagery comes more from his imagination. These depict nature with birds, turtles, toadstools and even fish, against a mysterious fairy tale like setting of forest brooks and waterfalls. His "Forest Never Sleeps" series depicts small creature life in the forest with a night sky and full moon backdrop.

Michael has won numerous awards and is a juried member of the Greater St. Louis Artist Association. Many of his works can be seen at several galleries in the St. louis area.

 

Judy 2 by Michael Frank

 

Judy 1 by Michael Frank

 

Forest Brook 5 by Michael Frank

 

A Bridge in the Jungle by Michael Frank

 

Crimson by Michael Frank

 

Forest Brook 6 by Michael Frank

 

Romantique 6 by Michael Frank

 

Country Road by Michael Frank

 

Forest Park Bandstand 2 by Michael Frank

 

Desert Sunset by Michael Frank

 

Beneath the Treetops by Michael Frank

 

Forest Stream 3 by Michael Frank

 

Missouri Botanical Gardens Waterfall by Michael Frank

 

Bird in the Reeds by Michael Frank

 

Lake Twilight by Michael Frank

 

Strangers by Michael Frank

 

Swamp Scene by Michael Frank

 

Flower Garden 13 by Michael Frank

 

Flower Garden 13 by Michael Frank

 

Bluejay by Michael Frank

 

Cactus Wren by Michael Frank

 

Autumn Sparrow by Michael Frank

 

Missouri Botanical Gardens Lake Scene by Michael Frank

 

Forest Park Grand Basin by Michael Frank

 

Bird in Paradise VIII by Michael Frank

 

Vivien by Michael Frank

 

Gotham City by Michael Frank

 

Metroplis 3 by Michael Frank

 

Metropolis II by Michael Frank

 

Metropolis 1 by Michael Frank

 

Ronald and Madeleine by Michael Frank

 

St. Louis Zoo by Michael Frank

 

St. Louis Science Center and the Planetarium by Michael Frank

 

Steve by Michael Frank

 

Clint by Michael Frank

 

Duke by Michael Frank

 

Missouri History Museum by Michael Frank

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds by Michael Frank

 

Rear Window by Michael Frank

 

Dial M for Murder by Michael Frank

 

Norman by Michael Frank

 

Forest Park Jewel Box by Michael Frank

 

Scarecrow by Michael Frank

 

Trails West II by Michael Frank

 

Rendezvous in the Park by Michael Frank

 

Marsh Wren by Michael Frank

 

Undersea Creatures VII by Michael Frank

 

Flower Garden XI by Michael Frank