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Frank Gaffney, nationally known artist, finds an abundance of subject matter to paint in his home state of Washington.  While cruising the Northwest waterways, strolling along the coast and driving  in the rugged mountains, Frank finds inspiration for his award-winning works of art. Frank enjoys creating commission work in his studio as well as the spontaneity of painting in nature's settings. For a truly unique and beautiful creation that will have meaning for you throughout your life, please contact Frank at (425) 697-9090.

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Fresh Off The Easel

I participate in a couple of open studio sessions a week, painting from models. Working with other artists is inspiring plus the human form is my favorite subject to paint or draw. These are painted rapidly in a looser more painterly style. Most are 11” x 14” oils and are available for purchase. I show more of these paintings on my Portfolio page.

For this commission, the client had an idea of what he wanted but no exact reference for me to work from. This painting forced me to break from my usual style. The client really loved the results of this 15” x 15” oil painting.

For this commission, the client really liked a smaller painting I sold out of a Marine Exhibition in 2009. I agreed to repaint the subject for them. The client’s painting is much bigger at 27” x 36”  with some brush work and color differences.

My painting, “Dog’s Vertical Insertion Training” , has been accepted into the permanent collection of the United States Coast Guard.   

The inaugural exhibition of the 2016 collection at the Salmagundi Club, New York  will run from July 2 through July 15.  The opening reception will take place July 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the club.  This year marks the 35th anniversary of the art program and Vice Commandant Charles Michel will be attending to honor the contributions of the member artists.


Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team, based in Chesapeake, Va., lower a Coast Guard dog to the Cutter Frank Drew during vertical insertion training in the Chesapeake Bay, Oct. 3, 2014. Coast Guard members train to board a wide variety of vessels in preparation for any scenario.