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   the Art of Frank Mazzola Jr.

In May of 2020, with the closure of his art studio due to Covid-19, Frank began using his computer to create art again, something he hadn't done since 2010

Then in March of 2021 he discovered NFTs and the community built around them.

Frank's journey into the NFT space is public.  Follow on twitter to learn more - Use this link .

 

A brief history:

1985

BA Studio Art, College of Wooster

Advisors George Olson, Walter Zurko,  Thalia Gouma-Peterson

1986

Illustrated the Ocean Alphabet Book 

1987-1991

Graphic Designer for BBG a leader (at the time) of business graphics and slide creation for corporations including Fidelity & Reebok. BBG used an all digital workflow using both Mac and PC platforms.

1991 - 2001

Owner of Rd Design, specializing in business graphics, desktop publishing, and illustration.

1995 - 2002

Wrote and illustrated Counting is for the Birds, a Teachers Choice winner & Young Hoosiers Book Award finalist. Illustrated The Crayon Counting Book, a Children's Choice selection,

1999 - 2002

Co-founder of Jennings Pond LLC & its book imprint Dancing Star Books using brands including Cheerios,  PF Goldfish, Froot Loops and Necco Sweethearts. We created titles for our distribution partner, HarperCollins Publishers. 

2002 - 2017

Stay at home parent.  During this time Frank painted traditionally while keeping his eye on the digital space. In 2010 he created a children's app called iSee123 - A Counting Adventure - a New & NoteWorthy pick in the Apple App store, June 2010. He also coached several of his son's sport teams, volunteered for countless school events, wrote articles for the PTA,  supported his wife's career with words of encouragement like "Nice!"  "You're wearing that?"  or texting "When will you be home?" @ 4 in the afternoon.  

2014 - 2020

Painted at his studio in West Concord MA. Housed in an old converted mill, Frank shared studio space with the talented Astrid Behnam. Artist William Quigley  who once painted in their studio. 

2020-

Still creating and still learning. Exploring the NFT community, crypto currency and trying to understand what block-chain technology is all about. Web2 is old school, Web3 is the future.

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