Frank Wagtmans is an experienced portrait painter specialising in unique, exclusive large-scale portraits on canvas.

A painter known for following a singular path.

Frank Wagtmans
Wagtmans is drawn to painting large portraits where all of his technical and aesthetic experiences are fully realised. For him, painting portraits is a true passion. Wagtmans experiments with different styles, materials and techniques — his constant search for innovation. The alternating use of transparent and opaque paint layers, the preference for high contrast and the fascination with rich colours: these painterly aspects are an essential part of his work. With every painting painted entirely by hand, every portrait becomes unique and exclusive.

Artworks of pure workmanship, lovingly painted by hand.

Aesthetics, beauty, and women are all focal points in Wagtmans' work. These three aspects are a common thread through his work. In addition to paint, Wagtmans uses other materials to give his paintings more volume, realism, and glamour. This structure is typical of his work. Wagtmans has developed his own style of acrylic painting with which he can construct the most amazing colour compositions. The result is a perfectly composed colour spectrum which often features colour contrasts for maximum effect. The process starts with a sketch as a way to search for the right forms. Once this sketch has been laid down on canvas, it is completed with a carefully chosen colour pattern. Using a special technique, this colour pattern emerges step-by-step, layer-by-layer. Wagtman's intensive painting process creates an artwork that is simultaneously unique and surprising. Acrylics dry very quickly, much faster than oil paints, for example. Special know-how is required to combine wet-on-wet painting with acrylics. Using large flat brushes and working at lightning speed, Wagtmans can make the various paints flow together in a distinctive way. More than ten layers may be required to achieve just the right effect. Wagtmans follows his intuition with his spontaneous painting process. A process that he refers to as, A power struggle with the material, with the paint. Materials that must be conquered. The victory is realised when the paint allows itself to come together and to be captured and immortalised under a layer of varnish.'

 

TOP QUALITY
Every artwork radiates an individual beauty. Everything is made with premium materials.

UNIQUE
Only one copy exists of each artwork. Every painting is exclusive and personally signed by the artist.

100% HAND-MADE
Every painting is painted entirely by hand. Each unique painting is created with great care, passion and love.

CREATIVE
Every painting is a personal creation.

The painting process...

Painting is shifting gears; you change course if a better way of working emerges, if the painting calls for it. Painting is concentrating while retaining an open mind, following your intuition.

 

Frank Wagtmans

All paintings are created on heavy-weight pre-treated cotton. Canvases are stretched on extra-thick wooden slats.

Frank Wagtmans

Each painting begins with a unique sketch that is created by following intuition. It is not uncommon for this process to lasts for weeks.

Frank Wagtmans

For the finishing touch, the painting is signed and then sealed with a high-gloss varnish layer for protection.

Passion for workmanship!

'Drawing and painting have always been my great passion. I drew a great deal as a child, and later I got into painting. I love to experiment with multiple colours and especially with thick relief techniques which give the painting an extra dimension.'

Each painting is the product of attention to detail and care for quality. This applies not only to the materials, but also to the entire painting process. Wagtmans uses only the finest paints and canvas. He also takes the time to gve each artwork refined details and a lovely finish. A lot of time. This is what provides the painting its richness, and it makes every artwork one of-a-kind. And it shows!
  • Only one copy exists of every painting!
  • Premium materials
  • UV-resistant gloss varnish
  • Signed
  • Artwork's sides also painted
  • Ready to hang immediately
  • Easy to mount
  • Stylish and trendy
 
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