40 X 26 in.
oil on linen
Native Coloradan Zoey Frank, after spending years abroad studying art, now lives and paints in her hometown of Boulder. Her initial education in the Waldorf school system allowed Frank to more fully develop her creativity and imagination, and by the time she was thirteen, she was daydreaming about what it would be like to apprentice in Raphael's studio in the 1500s. Years later, when the renewed interest in classical training facilitated the growth of private ateliers, Frank saw the opportunity to fulfill her dream. She has since trained in Florence, Italy, and most extensively, at Juliette Aristedes' Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, from where she graduated in 2011. She works primarily from life, and includes Rembrandt, Vermeer, Sargent, and Andrew Wyeth as among her influences.
This summer, Frank will be participating in the Hudson River Fellowship program founded by Jacob Collins, and has future plans of obtaining her Master's Degree from the Laguna College of Art and Design in California, at which she was recently accepted.More examples of Zoey Frank's work can be seen on her blog, www.zoeyfrank.blogspot.com.
72 X 36 in.
oil on canvas
Frank's painting, Song, recently won the grand prize in
The Artist's Magazine 2012 All Media Art Competition.