Frank Powell, Leimen Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement I was born in Granite City Illinois 11/11/1966
I was 5 when my family moved to Germany and have lived here ever since..
At 7, i started to draw and paint. It was the best way for me to express myself and get over the divorce of my parents.
I was a daydreamer in school, always off in my own world. I would always draw some type of fantasy pictures.
I became famous in school with my drawings of Nastassja Kinsky. They were extremely realistic and everyone, especially the guys, wanted one.
At 14 I started working in a sawmill because we needed the money. I still used every free moment to draw or paint. I have learned alot of lessons from life.
I was always searching for a better way to express myself. I used oil, airbrush, pastel, acrylic. Trying everytechnique there was to use. At 16 I started doing tattoos and piercings and did that for 18 years. In working with tattoos and piercings my art became more erotic in style.
With all the programs on the computer now I started doing more with graphic design. I have been working with that and the real brush until now. I try to get the most out of art that there is possible.