Our pilot episode features the incredible artist and outdoorsman, Frank Gee.
It would be difficult to categorize Frank’s paintings into any single style. From vividly colored koi swimming in a feeding frenzy to a serene winter scene with geese flying overhead, Frank’s believes in the Asian philosophy of painting which suggests that those subjects which are best painted are held in one’s memory.
Frank Gee, at age five, moved with his father, mother and younger sister to Nashville, Tennessee and soon discovered Mill Creek, a small creek located near his family’s home. Thus began a love affair with water and all the life forms that it supports; changing Frank’s life in ways he could not imagine. The world of nature provides the subject matter for all of Frank’s art. His depth of knowledge regarding the anatomy of all species of fish, combined with his interest in biology, render his Gyotaku (fish rubbings) real and captivating; not merely one-dimensional paintings of fish.
In our pilot episode, the charming and very funny Frank Gee demonstrates the ancient art of Gyotaku technique in a most entertaining and delightful way.
Many organizations have recognized Frank Gee’s work with First Place Awards, Purchase Awards, and Best of Show Awards. Some of the organizations include: the Tennessee Watercolor Society, Tennessee All-State Competition, and The American Society of Animal Artists. Some individual and corporate collectors of Frank Gee paintings include John Denver, Jonathan Winters, Frank Sinatra, and Eddie Rabbit.
Learn more about Frank Gee and his paintings on frankgee.com.