Bill Franks exhibits at Stayner library

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Bill Franks started his painting career as a boy rowing A.Y. Jackson around the Go-Home Bay area of Georgian Bay.

His paintings are now on display in the art gallery at the Stayner Branch of the Clearview Public Library.

Franks was influenced by Jackson and started his oil painting career “en plein air.” Jackson taught him how to make a sketch box and introduced him to the basics of colour.

Franks’ painting experience has taken him from one coast of Canada to the other plus six trips to the Arctic. He strives to present the rhythm, pattern, design and colour of the changing landscape of Canada.

On display now in the art gallery of the Stayner branch of the Clearview Public Library are two oil on canvas and 10 oil on birch board of Dr. Frank’s impressions of these wild and beautiful lands of Northern Canada.

Dr. Franks will be on hand Sunday, March 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to talk about his travels and his impressions of this wild and beautiful land in the mid-Arctic. Light refreshments will be served.

Michele McKenzie is deputy CEO of Clearview Public Library.

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