Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Frank Tiralla was born and raised in Baltimore, M.D., and while attending local schools, he began his interest in art at the age of twelve. After graduation from high school, he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. He served in the US Naval Reserves for six years. After and honorable discharge, Frank attended Towson State University majoring in art, while working as a draftsman and engineer for AT&T. He earned honorable mentions and ribbons in several shows, and his art works have been exhibited in several art studios in Maryland and Vermont.
His beginning art works were oil paintings of a series of sailing ships. His father encouraged him to continue painting and drawing, and in later years, his interests turned to drawing North American wildlife with pen and ink and charcoal sketches. Frank takes pride in the details of his sketches depicting the animals in their natural poses. His travels have taken him to the northern woods of Maine and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
In 2000, Frank retired and now resides in Franklin County with his wife, Priscilla. They have two daughters and one son. Now, a day of his time is spent fishing in Lake Carmi, bird hunting with his dogs Patches and Maggie, and devoting more time to his passion for art. The majority of his art works are custom framed by himself using local hard and soft woods.
Frank is a great outdoor enthusiast and aquaculturalist, having raised different species of trout while living in Maryland. In the spring and summer, Frank enjoys being outdoors working in his gardens. You can find him at a local ski area in the winter as a certified instructor.

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