My art school friend Frank Boyle came to visit me at my studio on Wednesday. While I was in the studio folding paper, Frank came up with this landscape painting at the Wild Valley Art Park property. Set up with an excellent easel and obligatory sun hat, Frank got to work painting en plain air. He made it look so damn easy!
About his practice, Frank says- “My work tends to evolve out of long and deliberate observations of the world around me and portray a sense of solitude and mystery. I respond mainly to what I see and the feelings it evokes and if I’m happy with any work I produce then hopefully it can speak for itself. I always draw inspiration from Gerhard Richter, an artist whose work I greatly admire. When asked in 1970 by Rolf Gunther Dienst why the majority of his most recent works were landscapes, Richter replied ‘I felt like painting something beautiful’.”