The Work of Renowned Glasgow Artist to Feature at Sir Sean Connery’s Old Haunt


Sean Connery’s  (Parliament Politic Magazine) – A skilled artist from Glasgow is feeling both excited and honored. He is happy to receive the opportunity to exhibit his artwork at a renowned establishment. It is frequented by the iconic 007 legend, Sir Sean Connery. Frank to, based in Dennistoun, is selected to showcase his captivating gunpowder-based artwork at the esteemed Society of Scottish Artists Professional Members’ Exhibition. This prestigious event will take place at the renowned Caledonian Club, located in the heart of London.

Glasgow Artists’ Work Finds a Home at Sir Sean Connery’s Old Haunt

Frank’s exceptional talent has garnered him a devoted following, including the esteemed Star Trek actor, Sir Patrick Stewart. Notably, his remarkable paintings have been exhibited alongside the works of legendary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jim Dine, and Andy Warhol. He spoke exclusively to the Glasgow Times about his pride in being selected to participate in such an esteemed exhibition.

The 41-year-old, who is currently occupied with the creation of a new portrait of Sir Patrick, expressed. He is happy to have his work showcased at the Caledonian Club is an immense honor. It feels like a surreal moment, something he never imagined would come to fruition.

It is a destination brimming with profound cultural heritage. Moreover, it is cherished by notable figures such as the late Sir Sean Connery, Sir Alex Ferguson, and the late Prince Philip. As a child, he was captivated by James Bond movies and held great admiration for Sir Sean. Little did he imagine that his work would find its way to this influential and deeply significant location. All these things hold such immense meaning for him that he cannot hold his happiness.

Franks Quickly Gains A Devoted Fan Following

As a Scottish contemporary artist, it is crucial for him to actively promote my nation’s creative and cultural sector. He is committed to doing everything within his power to contribute and make a difference. Frank, who operates from his studio in Glasgow, has gained recognition for his exceptional artistry employing gunpowder. He characterizes this medium as ‘exceedingly demanding’ to manipulate, admitting that he is always uncertain about the outcome of his final creations.

He believes that everything doesn’t look easy for him. However, the challenge of working with gunpowder is worth it because it sets his pieces apart from others. He has to push himself to achieve the best results. He is the kind of person who constantly seeks new challenges. That is why he is deeply passionate about his work. He usually enjoys pushing the boundaries.

Frank attributes his success to his upbringing in a family of entrepreneurs. As we have previously reported, he made a bold decision to shift from traditional oil painting to working with gunpowder in 2016. This risky move proved to be a turning point in his career, as he quickly gained a devoted following of renowned admirers.

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Frank Reflects On His Success Journey

Reflecting on his journey, Frank shared, “I had the privilege of meeting Sir Patrick Stewart during his tenure as chancellor of the university where I was pursuing my studies. He graciously attended one of my exhibitions, and from the moment we met, we instantly connected.” Frank’s entrepreneurial background has undoubtedly played a significant role in his achievements.

Since then they have developed a strong friendship. Moreover, he has also become an avid collector of his designs. This enduring support over the past 15 years has become truly remarkable. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on his new portrait.

He considers himself fortunate to sustain a livelihood in these challenging economic times. Moreover, he never takes it for granted. Witnessing the hardships his family endured while growing up instilled in him a strong work ethic. All of it is motivating him to venture out into the world and constantly strive for excellence.

Frank has also represented Scotland at the annual exhibitions of the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal West of England Academy. He describes his participation in both events as a “very proud moment.” The Caledonian Club, established in 1892, aims to provide its members with a delightful taste of Scotland amidst the vibrant city of London. Since its inception, the club has consistently strived to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Moreover, serving as a comforting sanctuary for Scots seeking respite from the fast-paced urban life.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.