Frank “Chip” Mayes
A native of Pensacola, Florida
Influenced early in his childhood by the National Geographic magazine and the pictures he saw. Classical Greek art fascinated the youngster and then Roman Art…and then the great masters and art history. He found the Renaissance and Baroque periods of art most exciting and entertaining because of the stories the paintings told.
He began serious oil painting with a local art teacher while in Junior High, now called “Middle School.” High School provided a better opportunity for experimenting with various media. In college, he was an Art Major.
His real education as an artist began after college when he went off to Europe to explore and see what it meant to be an artist. He was fortunate to be able to study art at the National Gallery as well as the Tate Gallery in London, the Louvre in Paris, and the Uffizi in Florence. Many hours were spent in the MET in New York.
Frank Mayes is a painter of Realism.