Frank Sowells Jr.: Born with an innate artistic spirit, Frank Sowells Jr. won his first art contest at the tender age of five. A proud graduate of the Art Institute of Dallas, he has dedicated his life to creating captivating artworks across various commercial fields. While working as a freelance court illustrator for several years, Frank’s hunger for artistic expression pushed him beyond mere talent.

His transformative journey began when he crossed paths with the esteemed artist Arthello Beck who became both a friend and mentor in the world of fine arts. Another influential figure was Alix Beaujour, whose friendship and inspiration exposed Frank to diverse artistic styles, including cubism, realism, and abstract art. He has enjoyed time spent traveling and exhibiting alongside Frank Frazier. Drawing inspiration from accomplished artists like Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Kehinde Wiley, Norman Rockwell, and Pablo Picasso, Frank embarked on a quest to refine his craft.

Frank’s portfolio boasts a rich tapestry of accomplishments, from published works to television and radio appearances. His talent has garnered numerous awards, and collectors from around the world appreciate his unwavering commitment to growth. Studying the great masters and their timeless creations, Frank continually evolves as a creator.

His artistic endeavors span a wide spectrum, including commissioned murals, portraits, logos, fashion illustrations, comics, book covers, and children’s book illustrations. Throughout this journey, Frank acknowledges the pivotal role played by his wife, Laura, in shaping his successful career.

Artist Statement: In the words of Proverbs 18:15-16, “The heart of the prudent gathers knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” Frank humbly recognizes the divine gift bestowed upon him—the ability to create art. Blessed to pursue what he loves, he views the world as his palette and every canvas as an opportunity to paint something extraordinary.

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