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Francisco Ariasís Bio

Exhibitions:

2013: 10th Annual National Arts Program, Orlando City Artworks Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terrace Gallery, at City Hall (June- Aug)
2014: 11th Annual National Arts Program, Orlando City Artworks Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terrace Gallery, at City Hall (June- Aug)(WINNER OF 2nd. PRIZE AWARD)
2014: City of Sanford ART WALK (in the Historic Welcome Center), at Sanford Artwalk downtown arts district--Group Competition and Exhibition.
2015: 12th Annual National Arts Program, Orlando City Artworks Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terrace Gallery, at City Hall (June- Aug)
2015: Group Exhibition at Gallery at Avalon Islandís, Downtown City of Orlando (April 16, 2015 Ė May 15, 2015)
2016: 13th Annual National Arts Program, Orlando City Artworks Exhibition, Group Exhibition,--WINNER OF First PLACE-AWARD,(professional category). Terrace Gallery, at City Hall (June- Aug)
2016:Winter Springs Art Festival-2016 (ART-ober-fest 2016)
2017: Gallery Landscape fine art exhibition at City of Orlando Art Factory (Orlando Magic Gallery) Jan 2017-Feb 2017
2017: 13th Annual National Arts Program, Orlando City Artworks Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Terrace Gallery, at City Hall (June- Aug)


Frank's Short Art Biography:

Francisco Arias was born in Puerto Rico in a small town called Ponce, in 1963. Since he was a little child his passion was for drawing, besides playing with his friends.

He was those kinds of kids who would sit down and spend hours painting and drawing, and asking his father to judge it. He admired his father who was also good at drawing, and Frank would ask his father to draw something so that he could also draw it too.
All through his early school years, his teachers notice these abilities, and would ask him to draw and paint lesson charts for them to use in their classes.
He participated in several painting contests in school and for this reason was well known among his teachers and fellow students. These school contests were of great significance for him, and helped him develop character, and social skills.

During his youth years, he would paint faces, take pictures and ask other painters to make portraits of him and his mom, so that he could study the methods used to replicate a small photo into a large oil portrait. As an adult, he painted countless T-shirts to sell and even though it didnít develop into a business, it did give him an experience he would never forget. Several landscapes and seascapes would be painted from time to time, but never to initiated a carrier in fine art. But through these years he always painted and landscapes or wildlfe birds for neighbors, family members, or for himself. He loves, and has always loved painting and drawing, since these -he believes-are an activity of the soul, and nothing makes an artist happier than expressing in mind.
Now in his fifties, he is painting more than ever, and would like to leave a legacy for his family, his community, and for future generations. He believes that art is the universal language for all humanity.



Artist Statement:
I love nature and all its amazing beauty. This I believe, puts me among the romantics group, but nature for me is an expression of God's ingenious mind, and as long as I live, I will capture it in a canvas and allow others to apreciate the mind of God, and the wonders of nature.
The power and reach of Painting and drawing says a lot, for it communicates and transcend our social barriers more effectively than any other means. I truly believe that a 35,000 years old cave painting is as effective today as a childís drawing in expressing his thoughts, inner longings, passions, and desires due to the one thing that binds us all, and thatís because we all belong to the one and only human species, and thus are all connected through a social and historical thread which binds us together as passionate beings and nature lovers. We humans love to paint because we love express our feelings, and share our thoughts to others. My art has a classical style and reflects an appreciation for ancient inspiration, and the love for the legacy of the great masters.