OCTOBER 3 – 29, 2022
SPINO SMALL WORKS
Join us for a very exciting solo exhibition in the Front Room Gallery at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery this October for SPINO SMALL WORKS, by master realist watercolorist, Frank Spino.
In 2009, a friend took Frank to his first watercolor show. The talent surprised him… and it got him excited about the medium. Soon after, he began a serious exploration of watercolor.
Frank started his career as a sign painter. He painted thousands of walls and windows, developed logos and branded businesses, large and small. Later, as a billboard painter, he often painted a 10’ x 30’ billboard in a single day. As the age-old craft of sign painting began to wane due to the advancement of computer technology, he went with the rising tide and transitioned to computer graphics. Frank’s decades of creating good design, his knowledge of color, and tens of thousands of hours with a brush in hand were of tremendous benefit when he finally turned his eye towards water.
Frank had a five month solo show at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida. His watercolors have been selected for exhibitions: World of High Watercolor in Russia, Missouri Watercolor International Exhibition in Spain, World Watercolor Masters at the International Watercolor Society in Holland, World Watercolor Masters Select Group at The Hague, International Watercolor III, IV & V in Greece, Biennial International Prize Marche D’Acqua in Italy, Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial in China, Shanghai-Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Exhibition in China, FabrianoInAcquarello in Italy, International Watercolor Society in Canada, National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA), Southern Watercolor Society (SW), Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) and many other regional and state Watercolor Societies.
His paintings have been published in The Art of Watercolor, American Artist Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, the Orlando magazines and many others. He also had the cover and a seven page article in Watercolor Artist. Frank’s paintings have been on the cover of “Splash 14, The Best of Watercolor,” a hardbound book published annually, and his paintings have been included again in Splash 16, 18, 19, 20 and 21. He has achieved signature status in the AWS, NWS, TWSA & FWS.