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Going Deeper with Abstract Figurative Artist Frank Arnold

Listen in as I chat with one of the foremost abstract figurative painters of our time, Frank Arnold.  Big gorgeous oils, cast bronze angels, New York times includes his gallery as one of the Must See sites in Los Cabos.  Ex race-car driver, driving force behind the success of San Jose’s Art District, now one…

About the author, Carol

I love creating big cityscapes in paint and print. I travel around the world painting, teaching and doing art residencies. I meet artists everywhere, and I love bringing their stories to you on “Two Artists Walk into a Bar” podcast.


  1. Libby Jayne Sims on 03/26/2018 at 6:24 AM

    Frank is my dearest friend! I first met him in 2010 when I studied art with him for a full day in his Los Cabos studio. He always said he didn’t give lessons, but for some reason he did with me, and I took another day of study with him in 2011. Looking back, I learnt so much from him ( and still do). During those sessions, some of his quotes……”Libby, don’t be a whoos “ and “don’t be girly” as I played around with the brush, so very tentatively! One of the biggest lessons was that I could change the painting if it was going the wrong way, if I had “made a mistake”. This came on the second session when I thought that what I had painted, would do, was finished, was ok, maybe not great. Frank had been sitting behind me. He came up to the canvas, and with a large brush, put a cross through it, and said, “now fix it”. I thought he was being so mean at the time, but I reworked it, it was wonderful, and now every day when a piece is not going the way I intended, I say out loud “what would Frank do”. The greatest man with a heart of gold💗 this was a great podcast. I loved loved listening to it. Job well done!!!!

    • Carol McQuaid on 05/06/2018 at 9:17 AM

      That’s amazing Libby! Sounds very ‘Frank’ 😉 Thanks for sharing your experience, and for listening! Cheers

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