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Frank WalshFrank Walsh   AFC, USCGA, Frank Walsh
Marine life paintings in acrylic and marine life bronze sculpture.
 
Being a native of Northern California, Frank has always been interested in art. From his childhood pencil sketches and drawings, to his current multi-media creations, he has always tried to express himself through his artwork. A devoted family man, grandfather and retired career firefighter, Frank is a self-taught artist whose hobbies and interests are far to many to list. Throughout his art career, he has worked in many different mediums such as pastels, water color, pen & ink and oils, but today, he primarily enjoys working with acrylics. Frank has always been intrigued with sculpting and is currently venturing out into this additional medium as a means of artistic expression.


Frank has always had an intense fascination and sensitivity for the sea, with its underwater world and mysteries. Much of his work since the 1970's captured his love of marine life. As a result of his many years, both scuba and free diving, he had the rare opportunity to study Humpback Whales 'up close', while working as a research assistant with the "Center for Whale Studies" on Maui, Hawaii. Being an underwater videographer, Frank had accumulated many hours of reference material for his 'true-life' paintings . Through his brush, he is able to create a window into the beauty and secrets of that mysterious world that exists just below the surface of the sea. His talent and natural ability to accurately blend color, sunlight and sea life, allows the viewer to share a realistic moment of awe with those gentle giants of another world.

Frank's varied interests in artistic themes and subject matter have drawn him into recreating memorable maritime events of the past. The artist says of his work, "I always like to give the impression that I've been there and done that...I paint what I like and what I know, and, if I don't know, then I research my subject until I know it well". Frank Walsh's art has been exhibited and collected throughout North America and as far away as Japan, Hong Kong and Finland. Of his unique style of composition, Frank has said, "If I can bring the viewer into a world that may be foreign & alien, and have them leave with a feeling of peace and serenity, then I've succeeded".



Noted Exhibits

-Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
-Ventura County Maritime Museum, Oxnard, California
-San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, California
-Lake Tahoe Maritime Museum, Lake Tahoe, California
-Santa Barbara Whale Festival, Featured Artist, Santa Barbara, California



Published Work

-Lean'n Tree Inc., Greeting cards, designer posters

-Golden Turtle Press, Calendar

-Windsor Nature Graphics, fine art posters

-Windsor publications, Coffee table book on endangered North American Species. One of only twenty artists and the only one selected to paint the marine mammals featured. Proceeds benefited CITES (Convention International On Endangered Species).

-Center For Marine Conservation, Frank's painting 'The Entourage" was used on a MBNA credit to benefit CFMC.

-Art Line Inc., L/E serigraphs



Magazine Articles

U.S. Art, Step Back From The brink, Manatees, 1992
Wildlife Art News, Along The Wilderness Trail, 1991
Wildlife Art News, Creatures Of The Watery Depths, 1994
Wildlife Art News, Whales & Dolphins: Mysteries Of The Deep 1996
Wildlife Art News, Marine & Fish Artists; Names To Know, 2001




 


 

 
 
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