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Worth A Thousand Words

 ​​FRANK B. SHANER      

Come see the latest in what we have to offer in new styles and mediums.  All artwork is original and can be shipped to you directly.

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Like everyone else on the day of 9/11, my life too changed forever, taking me down a path I could have never imagined. I became a different person. For most of my life, I have been in radio,with a large following of listeners in Honolulu. On that day, after working around the clock broadcasting news feeds from New York, I was exhausted. It had been extremely numbing and painful to talk about these tragedies for hours and seeing the rubble of broken lives. 

I remember walking out the door of the studio after that entire ordeal, tired and confused. Unexplainably, I found myself in a local art store, buying canvases along with tubes of oil paint and all sizes of brushes. I had never painted a stroke in my life and the closest I had ever come to creating any art was my unconscious and incessant doodling on cocktail napkins and scrap paper. However, I was so affected by that day and it's events, I have since dedicated myself to painting every day. 

If you ask anyone in Hawaii about me, they will tell you that I am a comedian with a voice, but I also have a burning desire to express myself. I follow Picasso's advice when he says, 'I dream of painting, then I paint my dreams.' Another of my inspirations comes from Vincent van Gogh, who said 'What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?' Although I am no longer in radio, my passion is carried on through my accomplishments on the canvas. I find solace in the creation of my art, and would like to share my works with you.