The Collingwood Art Crawl

Artist Profile

Bill Franks

Selected works




Nottawasaga, ON


Bill Franks started his painting career as a boy, rowing A.Y.Jackson around the Go-Home Bay area of Georgian Bay. He was influenced by Jackson and started his oil painting career en plein air. Jackson taught him how to make a sketch box and introduced to the basics of colour. Franks painting experience has taken him from one coast of Canada to the other, plus six trips to the high arctic. His paintings hang in private collections across Canada and internationally. He strives to present the rhythm, pattern, design and colour of the changing landscape of Canada.

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