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Frank began his passion for art at a young age, frequently drawing and sketching the world around him.  By college, other interests and then the demands of work and family overtook art. Although there were brief reappearances of an interest in painting, family, a career in Finance, Sailing, Guitar, Photography and Woodturning consumed all available time.  That was, until Frank retired in 2012.  Suddenly there was time to travel and to pursue his love of Art.

Initially, painting in Watercolor, Frank switched to Oil Painting as a preferred medium and discovered the joys of combining travel with painting, often working from life en Plein Air.  Although Frank missed the foundation provided in Art School, as a lifelong learner he has taken numerous workshops in person and online and is a member of several National and Local art organizations.

Working primarily in Oil, Watercolor, Gouache and Charcoal see some occasional use.  In recent years, Frank has become addicted to painting outdoors “en Plein Air”.

Frank’s work can be seen at the following Galleries, or can be purchased online from this website

Arts By The Bay Gallery

Harford Artists Gallery

Member of:

Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association – Membership Chair

Oil Painters of America

Annapolis Watercolor Club

Baltimore Watercolor Society


  • Adventure of Painting – Scott Christensen
  • Tisch Academy – Andrew Tischler
  • Plein Air Convention – Great Smoky Mountains
  • Plein Air Convention – Santa Fe, NM
  • Plein Air Convention – San Francisco. CA
  • Plein Air Live 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Realism Live 2021, 2022
  • Sam Robinson – Gouache Workshop
  • Chesapeake Fine Art Studio – Ken Karlic
  • Plein Air Painting weekly workshop Lisa Mitchell, Zoll Studio
  • Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, various Paint Out Plus
  • David Dunlop weekly ZOOM workshop
  • Allen Zink weekly workshop
  • Numerous Art Instruction Videos