Francisco ‘Andres’ Gonzalez was born in Bronx, New York and was raised in the suburbs of Long Island. Frank is a veteran of the United States Army and devoted his early years of adulthood serving his country. Frank’s service in the Army challenged him at great lengths, inspired him, and enhanced his perspective of life. Upon completion of his service to his country, Frank continued to live on Long Island where he met his wife Dana. Frank and Dana had two children who are currently earning their college degrees. Frank wanted to challenge himself again and pushed himself to be accepted into college to obtain a college degree. Frank was the first person in his family to earn a college degree and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Business Organization and Management. Currently, Frank continues to broaden his perspective of life through a form of creative expression. In the early 2000’s, Frank began his artistic journey by self-teaching himself how to use acrylic paint on canvas. Frank continues to evolve and broaden his knowledge about the Arts.
Francisco Andres Gonzalez always has had an eye for detail which he transpired that attention towards the arts.After the passing of his grandfather, Francisco started to paint more often and spent time developing his own style of art; vividly realistic and wildly abstract. Francisco has produced his works only to friends and family. After ten years and encouragement from friends/family, Francisco has entered his work into galleries and expanded towards restaurants. Today, with modern technology and social media, Francisco is bringing his work towards this form of media for others to enjoy and hopefully be inspired themselves.
When I paint, It’s a different world. Everything around me seems to stand still and my mind becomes a carnival of abstract. My paintings are a combination of mixed media works that involve acrylic and applications of other mediums. My paintings are created to be defined by the viewer and to give the chance to explore.