Frank Rixey

Frank Rixey

frankrixeyFrank Rixey found his inspiration for art in the second grade when he entered his first art competition with an image of wild horses, depicted with Crayola Crayons. Although primarily self-taught, he received formal art instruction at Woodberry Forest School and the University of Virginia. Frank has always enjoyed using pencil, charcoal and watercolor. However, only during the past eight years, since his retirement from public education, has he discovered some of the better qualities of the watercolor medium. During that time he has enjoyed the support and guidance of the “Rivah Country Painters”. Frank’s preferred subjects include landscapes, water scenes (including boats, piers, and creeks, primarily in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck), wildlife, old homes, and people. He has been doing commissioned work involving “house portraits”. Frank’s best pieces show a strong use of light and shadow. During the last few years Frank has shown his work at the Richmond City Library, the Northumberland Public Library and the Essex Inn. He has been the “Featured Artist” at the Tappahannock Farmer’s Market and the newly formed Tappahannock Art Gallery. Frank has served as the president of the Tappahannock Artists’ Guild.  frixeygalleries.com