Welcome to my studio. I'm located here on the California Coast in a quiet fog town called Pacific Grove. This is where I make art that I enjoy making, even if I don't always know why that's the case. If you want to know what my process looks like, it usually involves three stages.
The first is I keep my eyes open to the possibilities, omens, or signals from the ether. They usual appear as potential leads, curiosities or cool stuff I think are fun. I filter them through my own preferences, goals, and emotions until I have come upon an outcome I hope to realize. A vision!
The second stage is much more reasonable. I organize my days and cater to my art so that I can spend as much time in my studio while honoring my duties to my day job, to my health, to my friends, family and other pursuits. I plan ahead so as to outmaneuver distractions and become as efficient as possible to spend quality time with my paints and make my idea come to life. I say no to a lot of outside sources and say yes to my art. I make it happen!
The third stage is all about sharing my craft. I photograph my work, share work in progresses, document the arc of a painting through time-lapses and videos, and I discuss my thoughts and feelings regarding being an emerging artist. I tend to post this content on my Instagram, or on my youtube channel. I also do outreach to connect with other artists, photographers, writers, entrepreneurs, chefs, wood workers, architects, artisans--creatives who focus their attention and take their time seriously. This keeps me grounded and motivated. I market online to spread the word and get feedback which encourages me to strive for improvement and grow my network.
I love what I do.
Beau Bernier Frank
(25-year-old, French-American, self-taught surrealist painter)
Born in Southern California in 1993
Languages spoken: English, French and Spanish
MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY
Rivalta Cafe, Firenze, IT - "Emerging Artist Exhibit" - solo show - Mar 2013
Meykadeh Cafe, Firenze, IT - "Muses" solo show - May 2013
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, USA - "Miniatures" group show - Nov 2013
Monterey County Weekly Press Club, Seaside, USA - "New Wave" juried exhibition - 1st place/community favorite/honorable mention - Jun 2016
Cultura Carmel, USA - "Las Mezcalilleras" - Aug 2016
19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach, AU - Aug 2016
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, 2 person show, Carmel, CA - Jan 2017
Relish Magazine Launch Group Show (GROSS MAG), July 2017
19 Karen Gallery, Group Exhibition, Dec 2017
7th Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art NYC, Jan 2018
Post Ranch Inn, Seascape Series, Big Sur, CA - Feb 2018
Post Ranch Inn, Mercantile Show, Big Sur, CA - Jan 2019
Visual Culture LA, sponsored by POW WOW Worldwide, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA - Jan 2019
Trio Carmel, Seascapes, Carmel, CA - Mar 2019
19 Karen Gallery, “Off The Grid” Group Show, Mermaid Beach, AU - May 2019
Sofitel, “Off the Grid” Group Show, Broadbeach Gold Coast, AU - Jun 2019