Original and Reproduction Artworksby Artist Frank Mitchell
it's all about the art...
On this site you can view past artworks, current original art for sale, and an array of collectibles like framed canvas reproductions, matted prints, photo mugs, pocket watches, station clocks and much more. Feel free to browse and if you want to purchase any goods, they are available worldwide with payment via PayPal. Contact Frank or Peter if you want to commission a painting - Frank’s prices are very reasonable.
not only trains
print quality guarantee
Frank's originals are mostly oil paints on board. To produce the high quality reproduction prints Frank has his originals photographed by Ray Meyer in Coffs Harbour. Ray Meyer handles the quality control and prepares the files for printing onto canvas and photo papers. These reproduction 'prints' are all made using archival pigment inks and printed onto high quality substrates. The canvas prints are sealed with Liquid Laminate. All prints are expected to hold their colour for 75 years or more when framed correctly and kept away from UV light sources like the sun and flourescent lights.
Keeping things local has many advantages - consistency of colour, excellent colour matching of reproduction prints, archival life and quick turnaround.
Frank and Peter have been working hard to offer you an array of art and consumables. These cover a variety of prices and goods like fob watches, station clocks, framed prints, greeting cards, mugs and even a playful 'Rubiks' type cube with train images.
If you are a steam train enthusiast then you are sure to be pleased with the variety of items for sale. Also, as new paintings arrive they are added to the shop so bookmark this site and return occassionally to see what's new.
Frank Mitchell was born in Sydney in 1937 and grew up at WoyWoy. He has lived in Sydney and along the N.S.W. Coast, and is now at Corindi Beach, just north of Coffs Harbour.
Frank studied at the National Art School in Sydney. He later taught art and has held over 50 successful exhibitions of his own works. He generally uses oils but also does some paintings in acrylic. Frank’s earlier works focused on the Australian landscape and now he has broadened his portfolio to include steam train paintings.
He has developed a reputation and success as a first-class painter in this area, painting from black and white photos found in early railway magazines and books. In some cases, scenes are recomposed, giving the subject originality and life. Frank’s paintings include steam trains still operating in Australia.
Frank’s son, Peter, frames all his paintings and prints in his studio workshop at Coffs Harbour. Frank’s prints of trains are professionally printed on canvas and sealed to retain full colour.