Frank Colclough

About Frank

Originally from Wick, Caithness, Frank worked as a design draughtsman in London while studying at Camberwell Art School. In the mid seventies he moved back to Scotland and he has been working as a professional artist since 1981.

The Scottish Colourist movement and the paintings of Samuel Peploe and Cadell have been a lifelong inspiration to Frank. This is reflected in Frank's vibrant stiff life studies. Alongside these studies, Frank enjoys painting the marine views of the West Coast of Scotland. 

Making use of vivid primary and secondary acrylics and oils, Frank uses thick, impasto techniques along with areas of flat colour to establish a sense of depth within his work. He considers himself to have a simple, unfussy approach to composition, choosing instead to accentuate any given subject matter through shape, colour and tone.