“The Barefoot Artist” aptly describes this Barbadian artist. Frank's love of the outdoors, the sea and his connection with life's simple things inspire his work. Born in St. Philip, Barbados in 1954, this self-taught artist displayed an innate talent for art from an early age and by his own admission, he spent a great deal of his classroom time at Mapps College in Barbados drawing rather that concentrating on academics.
A childhood spent among the sea rocks, fishing and diving has inextricably bound Frank to nature and to the sea in particular. His love of the sea is evident in his seascapes captured in oil. Frequently Frank paints the rapidly disappearing "chattel houses" of Barbados and old fashioned houses in the West Indian style. He sees the need to record these sadly disappearing dwellings which evoke feelings of cozy family security. After a lifetime of constant drawing, Frank was encouraged by De Witt Taylor, a professional local artist, now deceased, to try his hand at oil painting. Oils have become his medium of choice. Initially apprehensive to show his work in public, Frank was encouraged by his wife Karlene and artist friends to show his work to the public.
He is now a registered artist at the Barbados Arts Council and his work is currently on display at the Art Gallery at Pelican Village in Barbados. Most recently he has showed at the annual Oistins Fish Festival. His fascination with the landscape of our lives has an appeal for many others who have been moved to add his work to their collections.