Frank-WatsonEducated at Kuranui College, Greytown , followed by two unfulfilling years at Victoria University, Frank went on to an exciting career path of commercial fishing, zookeeping, Dept. of Conservation ranger, design school technician, followed by owning and managing both the Art Work Studios and Monument fine art foundries in Auckland.

The early work experiences gave him the appreciation of New Zealand’s biological and geological treasures while the ability to cast and work with bronze, silver and a variety of other materials gave him the opportunity to create works which celebrate the wonderful forms and textures in our country.

Having spent 25 years in large commercial foundries where much of the sculpture was large and heavy (as is fitting for outdoor works), he now delights in making sculpture which not only has some form of narrative behind it but also is light and delicate and seemingly unexpected of bronze.