Frank Walls is an American artist best known for his dark, surrealistic fine art, fantasy illustration, and similarly ominous heavy metal musicianship. Walls’ interests in heavy metal music, dark art, and horror films paved the way to his emergence as the lead vocalist for bands like Embalmer and HateWorks in the mid 90's to early 2000's. His passion for fine art underlined his guttural vocals, and he produced CD and t-shirt art for bands like Incantation and Crypt Kicker, while front lining others.


This era of artistic experimentation paved the way for his immersion in The Cleveland Institute of Art, where he focused on illustration and graduated with a BFA. As a post-graduate Walls designed and illustrated book covers for authors such as Jeffrey Thomas, Shane Mckenzie, and Jeff Strand, while also contributing art to publishers like Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games, Alderac Entertainment.


Walls now hails from Hawaii where he teaches Art and Design, works as a freelance illustrator, and pursues his passion for painting. His current work explores themes of isolation, depression, anxiety, and identity. Expertly blended with the formal concepts of color and composition, each work is a spotlight on the challenges we all face coexisting with ourselves and the world around us.


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