There is something special about the quality of light in the Leelanau Peninsula.

Frank in Thoreseon Toolshed
In the Thoreseon Toolshed
Dune Painting
In Sleeping Bear Dunes

More than a decade ago, Frank Speyers set out from the Thoreson Farm as a Glen Arbor Art Center Artist-in-Residence to chase down the iconic light of this near paradise up North. 

Painting ancient natural features along M22 from clear inland lakes, winding roads, the windswept bluffs of Sleeping Bear Dunes, as well as weathered farmhouses, he sought that which was not visible and found something that was as unmistakable as it was hard to define.

Frank’s work not only celebrates the seasonal cycles but also hearkens to that which is beyond the grasp of the empirical. 

Frank’s paintings are represented by Tamarack Gallery in Omena Michigan.