An art lecturer from Inverness who uses gunpowder in his work has been accepted into the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists 2019 Exhibition in London.
Frank To, who teaches at the city’s college, is one of just seven Scottish artists to be selected by the Royal Society of British Artists from 1800 entries received, whilst also being accepted as a Professional Artist Member in the prestigious Society of Scottish Artists.
His work will be showcased at the Mall Galleries in London from July 4 to 14.
He said: “I am delighted to be accepted in the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition and elected as Professional Artist Members of the SSA. I use my gunpowder work to both challenge and contribute the actual craft of contemporary drawing. As I am trained traditionally, I am showing innovation in art drawing process that is rarely sought by many artists today which is unfortunate.
Mr To, who is originally from Falkirk, graduated from University of Huddersfield with a degree in Fine Art before going on to gain a Masters of Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone Art College.
His original capabilities have gained him international recognition as a leading contemporary artist among art critics and high-profile collectors alike, including actor Sir. Patrick Stewart and New York based Michel Witmer.
In recent years, his work has been exhibited alongside some of the greats of the international art scene including Banksy, Jimmy Choo and Antony Gormley.