05 Oct Artist Spotlight on Ric Frane
I have yet to meet this artist, but have seen his art all over Facebook, and with my interest in photography and pinup it makes sense that I am a fan. This weekend at the Rods n Rockers show at the Steer Inn Tavern on rt 589 outside of Ocean Pines, MD, Ric Franes art will be on display and available for sale. His works include drawings as well as photography, of monsters, Pinup girls and the combination of the two.
I’ve been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. As a kid, I had painting lessons from a local artist. I went on to receive formal training at the York Academy of Arts and Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography. My interest in fantasy and horror art came when I first saw the work of Frank Frazetta. I realized that this was the style of art I wanted to get into. My own subject matter and style evolved into the fantasy and horror pin-ups you see today.
Using different mediums I try to create strong, sexy images of women in horror, fantasy, & related genres. I specializes in watercolor. But also use acrylic, inks, air-brush and photography. I draw a lot of inspiration from the models I work with, Asia DeVinyl, Tiffany Shepis, Natasha Yi, Rachael Robbins, Kerri Taylor, Aria Giovanni, & my wife, Wendy M. All these models have their own unique personalities and looks to help fuel the creative process. A certain look or pose will drive ideas that I hadn’t even thought of.
I’ve done illustration work for many books, magazines, games, & comics. I’ve been featured in several publications here and abroad. It’s great getting fan mail from around the world. Currently I live in Delaware with my wife, artist Wendy M. and son Jared. Wendy and I own a gallery in Wilmington.