Frank Barreca

Frank’s love of the arts started with his grandmother, an accomplished artist who taught him to canvas oil paint and mix colors. She was often commissioned to hand restore rare/historical photography by Kodak®. It was her attention to that level of detail that inspires his work today.

Over the years, Frank has tried his artistic hand at many things such as music, stage/TV acting and producing/co-hosting an award-winning TV show, authoring a science fiction novel, wooden ship building, and even antique car restoration, to name a few. He drifted in and out of those artistic hobbies over 50 years, all while establishing a successful 40-year career in information technology.

His unique and finely detailed pencil artwork can take over 200 hours to create. His latest works represent a rich and detailed view into the character and activities of life around ancient sea harbors across the globe.

Formerly from Ohio, Frank now lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his wife Deby. He recently discovered a passion for charcoal pencil drawing, with a focus on marine harbors and boats, pulling his inspiration from Baroque Era French and Italian Artists from the 1600s and 1700s along with a sprinkle of mid-century style artwork.