Frank Wengen has been painting watercolors for nearly four decades and he draws inspiration for his art from the awesome beauty discovered through observation of everyday things. Most of his work is a result of time spent exploring the forests, fields and streams that surround his home in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He paints to capture, translate, and share with his viewers the uplifting, peaceful, and comforting emotions he experiences through my frequent forays afield.
As a young man, a good friend and mentor informed him that he would be a truly wealthy person if he became an artist. At the time, he confused his words to mean he would have financial wealth. It was only later in life that he realized that he was speaking more about the richness of living the life of an artist, and developing the skill to observe, appreciate and value the beauty of life in the world.