Falkirk artist find inner child

Frank To has his work on show in Gallery Q in Dundee
Frank To has his work on show in Gallery Q in Dundee
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A Falkirk born artist is exhibiting his work in a special summer gallery.

Frank To’s work pays homage to Scotland’s legendary writer and creator of Peter Pan, J.M Barrie

The work is on show at Gallery Q, Dundee.

Born in Falkirk in 1982, Frank graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BA (Hons) Fine Art before going on to gain a Masters of Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone Art College.

In recent years he has exhibited alongside some of the greats of the international art scene, including Banksy, Jimmy Choo and Antony Gormley.

His most famous collectors include actor Sir Patrick Stewart and Deloitte.

Speaking about his new exhibition, Frank said: “This body of work are symbolic portraits of my childish personality. These are represented by the image of a boy dressing up to act out the role he is playing. For example in ‘Soldier Soldier Won’t You Marry Me? , left, the little boy is wearing a kitchen sieve as a soldier’s helmet.

“It is safely said that everyone emotionally never really grows up. We all have a Peter Pan. I’m hoping with this small body of work it will remind people of their innocent playful inner-selves despite the gloominess of the economic downturn.”

The exhibition runs until July 14 at Gallery Q, 160 Nethergate, Dundee.

Other artists on show include Catriona Miller, Frances Boag and Joe McIntyre.