The artist Franklyn is originally from Brighton, England and studied at Eastbourne Art School where he developed his passion for painting in gouache on board.
He went on to spend seven years in Finland painting and exhibiting, both in Finland and Sweden. Exhibitors included Pinella Gallery Turku Finland, Itameri Gallery Helsinki Finland and Halsvaha Gallery Stockholm Sweden.
Based in the picturesque town of Turku Finland, he found painting local scenes and people often sold well in Stockholm, Sweden being only several hours away by ferry, whilst the Itameri in Helsinki was particularly interested in his ‘Pre-Raphaelite’ style figure work, something he is back working on today.
Recently he’s exhibited at Barons Gallery Brighton, Bangaroosh Gallery Brighton and Copenhagen’s Respons Galleri, as well as having his artwork published in both England and Sweden.
Favourite subjects consist of water nymphs, mermaids beach scenes, swimming pools, and winter scenes; his love of painting people around water comes from a childhood spent on beaches of his home town.