The Art of Frank Wesley

” Krishna and Radha “

Krishna and Radha, watercolour by Frank wesley 1982. collection of Stephen Fearnley
Krishna and Radha, watercolour by Frank wesley 1982. collection of Stephen Fearnley

This watercolour was painted by Frank Wesley for my 21st birthday ( 1982)

It was an unlikely image for Frank as he is best known for his astonishing Christian interpretations.

This painting came about from long discussions with Frank about the origins of religious deities and the connection I saw between Pan and Krishna.

The drawing alone took 3 months to complete. Another 3 months to paint.

Frank Wesley was a prime influence on my creative and philosophical development.

He taught me drawing, watercolour and calligraphy over the 6 years I’d visit him, once a week , after school.

It was only after I left home that he told me, that as a young man he was commissioned to make the funereal earn for Ghandi’s ashes.

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