Abstract artist Frank Cappello enjoys the free-form improvisation inspired by jazz, science, and landscape. He creates one-of-a-kind paintings using nontraditional materials. These include natural elements to manipulate the paint, as well as masonry tools such as compressed air, sprayed water, and dry pigments that are mixed directly on the canvas into the acrylic medium. Frank's customers frequently cite his inventive use of color and composition as reasons for investing in his work.
I Offer Site Specific Commission Installations (I can custom make a painting for a specific space or atmosphere)
Frank Cappello was born in 1954 in Rochester, New York. In 1973, he studied art at the University of Pisa, Italy. He earned his BA in printmaking and drawing at SUNY Oswego in 1976, obtaining his MA in painting at the same institution in 1978. Professionally, he was a teacher for 25 years at the Lab School of Washington, an innovative, arts-based school for children with learning disabilities.
Frank started out as a landscape artist but became inspired by modern space and astronomy in graduate school. Frank's first abstract piece was an interpretation of a black hole (space telescope images are a huge inspiration in his painting). He has also been playing saxophone for over 55 years which deeply influences his art. His first show was in the Washington, DC, area in 1980. Contact him to learn more.
Commissions The Ritz-Carlton™ Tyson's Corner, 2012 (Three Large Paintings)
Influences Caspar David Friedrich, Cezanne, Kandinsky, Rothko
Media Painting, Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Photography
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