Frank Gaffney portrait

Frank Gaffney

Charter Signature

Frank has been an artist since his childhood in Idaho, moving to Seattle to study Advertising and Design at Cornish School. He has also attended courses at the University of Washington and workshops with admired artists. Frank finds inspiration from both old masters and contemporary artists.

Frank worked in the graphic arts field for many years, continuing to paint in his spare time. While his first love is portraiture, he also enjoys painting landscapes, marine art and still lifes. He had his first solo exhibition shortly after graduation from Cornish and has since been juried into numerous shows and galleries nationally, winning awards and accolades.

Frank is a Signature member and past president of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists, a Signature Member of The American Society of Marine Artists, a founder of PRIMA (Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists), and a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and the Coast Guard Art Program.