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Francisco Arias’s 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 Island’s, Downtown City of Orlando (April 16, 2015 – 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)
2018: Group art exhibition at City of Orlando Art Factory (Orlando Magic Gallery) Dec 2017-Jan 2018
2018: One of the artworks selected (Amongst other 11 winners) winner of the Casselberry FL, Rotary Club 2019 Community Arts Calendar event.
2018: Selected finalist, amongst the ones' called: Favorites 15%, with other hundreds of artists for the Bold-Brush monthly Art competition (August 2018).
2018: Group art exhibition at the Casselberry Art House Gallery in Casselberry FL, from Oct 31 until Nov 30 2018
2018: Selected as the featured artwork and artist for the 2018 Art of Healing Gallery at Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs FL, “You Light Up Life” Exhibit.


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 he grew into a young man, he painted lots of landscapes, and commissions, as well as painted lots of T-shirts to sell, and even though it didn’t develop into a full blown business, it did give him additional skills and lots of experience, as he slowly introduces himself into the world of art business. Several landscapes and seascapes would be painted from time to time, but it didn't still initiated him into a serious carrier in art. Through these years he also painted different motifs, and wildlife scenes 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 his artist mind.
Now in his adulthood, 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 appreciate 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 child’s drawing in expressing his thoughts, inner longings, passions, and desires due to the one thing that binds us all, and that’s 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.