Frank Arnold was born in Long Beach, California and raised in the San Joaquin Valley. He is considered by many to be one of the foremost abstract figurative painters and sculptors of our time. His work is in private and corporate collections worldwide. In addition to oil paintings and bronze sculpture, Arnold has produced two books, the first of which, Frank Arnold Speaks” is a bilingual, English and Spanish biography covering his upbringing by adoptive parents, and the impact his experiences have had on his artwork. His second book, “Your Creative Imagination Unlocked,” is a collaborative effort with noted depth psychologist, Dr. Jim Manganiello. It includes an exploration of his own creative process and several observations and hypotheses by Manganiello with regard to Arnold’s work as well as that of other noted abstract artists, Cy Twombly, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Banksy. This book delves into the deeper mind and how art can be a path to rediscovery of your creative imagination.
Arnold’s earlier work is centered on his own life from childhood to present. Each story is told in a personal code devised to be both cathartic and confidential. For the past ten years his work has come from a deeper mind connection he has found, producing pieces that speak in many voices; some familiar and some unknown, even to Arnold. It is not uncommon for men and women to view his work and become very emotional, some to the point of tears, pouring out feelings and stories form their own lives that have been accessed by his painting or sculpture. Arnold is honored and humbled by these reactions to his work and makes himself as available as possible to the many visitors in his studios and gallery.