Kelly Frank

Kelly Frank is a young British painter whose sensitive portraits capture the layered personalities of her sitters. Kelly explores portraiture through the lens of a psychologist and investigator, and her portraits of friends focus on their vulnerabilities.

By using a wide range of mediums such as charcoal, oil pastel, acrylics and oil paint, her paintings show a meticulous hand. The focal points of her portraits are the eyes. 'The eyes are the windows to the soul’, a phrase Kelly Frank takes more seriously than most. She believes ‘people are a process in which they simultaneously reveal and hide themselves’.