By Betsy Turner for The Island Connection
The artist guild’s Artist of the Month for January, Frank Cassara, has recently returned from a stint as 2018 Artist in Residence for SC State Parks at Table Rock State Park in Pickens, SC.
Cassara has been interested in drawing and art since early childhood. He took art classes through high school and considered majoring in art in college. While in college, he took a course in painting with acrylics. Although he enjoyed expressing himself through paint media, other interests, raising a family and career distractions kept him from pursuing this passion until he retired from his career with a major pharmaceutical company.
Cassara was reawakened to his love of art and started to paint in oil several years ago. Oil painting has allowed him to use color to capture the beauty of nature in all its many forms. The marshes, ocean and sun at his home on Seabrook provide ample subject matter; however, he has also captured the colors of mountains, winter, wildlife and flowers. Painting has become a lifelong learning experience for Cassara and he looks forward to sharing his experiences and his work with others.
In addition to this exhibition in the Lake House, Cassara’s paintings can also be seen at Perspective Gallery in Mount Pleasant.
Join Frank Cassara and Seabrook Island Artist Guild members for an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 5–7 p.m. in the front hall of the Lake House. To learn more about the artist guild and upcoming events, please visit the website at SeabrookIslandArtistGuild.com.