FRANKO (PAUL FRANKLIN)

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My bread and butter is producing large format abstract, urban, pop and Abstract Realism style artworks for fashionable homes and commercial projects. If I’m going to make a mess, it might as well be a big one! 

In short, I am a multidisciplinary artist.

My studio is located out in the sticks on acreage in an area known as “The Scenic Rim”, in Queensland, Australia. It is paradise. I am very happily married, and have 2 beautiful kids. I consider myself to be a nice and approachable person. I am ethical, honest, loyal and a hugger. I have been told I have a work ethic seen in few. I appreciate in others, the same traits. 

In one way or another, I have spent the last 30 years with art as part of my life. Firstly in the graphics industry, and then as an artist working with a real brush, rather than a mouse.

In my 10 years as a full time artist, I have sold over 5500 huge pieces globally, with works held in over 30 countries, I have been exhibited extensively, and am grateful to say that my works have been published across multi media formats, including TV.

I consider myself fortunate to be able to make a living as a full time artist, and thank those clients that have supported my “habit” along the journey. There are no expectations that anyone will like or even buy my art. But I hope you will feel something, even if its “dislike”. When I step away from the abstract side, and into the often considered “Evil” or commercial side of art within pop culture. I like to think that my layering brings a new edge to things. Simply put, I paint what I like to have hanging in my home. If others share that same “like”….Cool! Welcome aboard!

I always look for BALANCE in the design of my art, with analytical structure (really I mean chaos!!) and I normally paint with lots of texture. I also LOVE colour. Depending on my moods and inspirations, the outcome could be of a realistic nature, or totally abstract. Some of it will be naughty, and some simply designed to try and bring about a smile. I’ve learnt not to take life too seriously as no one gets out alive.