Kevin Frank

  Encaustic Self Portrait by Kevin Frank

Encaustic Self Portrait by Kevin Frank

The Creative Unconscious: What's your name, and professional title? Where are you currently employed?

Kevin Frank: Kevin Frank, Graphic Designer, Conan on TBS

TCU: What hobbies do you have outside of your professional field that keep you inspired and motivated to generate personal work? How do they inspire you?

KF: I like to go to art museums and exhibitions whenever possible. This is a great way to stay in touch with past and current art. I also enjoy looking through art books of all kinds, whether focusing on one particular artist or technique.

TCU: Do you have a hard time balancing being a creative professional and generating personal work that you're proud of?

KF: Not really. I find that the two help to inform the other. For example, drawing freehand helps me with dexterity when I'm using a tablet in my professional work. Or, color correcting in photoshop helps me make better color decisions when mixing colors on a palette.

The Silver Hour, 2012, 16_x20_, encaustic beeswax on panel.jpg
Untitled (Hummel), 2015, 18_x26_, oil on canvas.jpg

TCU: What time of day do you feel the most creative? What about the most productive?

KF: Generally, I feel more productive during the day and more creative at night. I try to make that work for me as I might come up with ideas in the evening when I'm less stressed and then implement those ideas during my production time the following day.

Untitled (Rockwell Clown), 2014, 26_x33_, oil on canvas.jpg

TCU: What are your creative goals for the future?

KF: To make the best work that I am capable of making.

TCU: Are you working on any personal projects right now? If so, can you share a little bit about your inspiration and your creative process?

KF: I am currently working on a series of paintings of porcelain figurines. From a painter's point of view, the figurines possess similar qualities to actual human figures. I am primarily concerned with the effects of various lighting conditions on them which I find helps drive the emotional impact of the finished painting.  

TCU: What scares you?

KF: Donald Trump's hair.

TCU: What does success mean to you?

KF: Making work that I truly feel says something back to me-that I feel is honest. If I can achieve that, I'm pretty sure other people will find the work says something to them as well. 

 

You can see more of Kevin's incredible work at www.kevinfrankpaintings.com.