In 2011, Frank returned to his first love of painting in oils. Stepping out in faith he opened the Ordaz Gallery in Auburn ,CA which featured his Fine Art Landscapes and portraits. Within a short time he attracted the attention of local collectors with some owning as many as 8 of his oil paintings. He was asked to paint portraits , teach Plein Air painting and lecture on Art throughout the greater Sacramento Area as well as Ashland Ore. He also gathered a following of loyal Bay area collectors after he participated in the Tiburon Arts and Crafts Faire, where he has been a regular artist to date. Then one day in 2013 a fellow artist came into the Studio and taken with my Plein Air painting suggested that he enter “The Great California Paint Out” hosted by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. Frank won Best in Show. In short order, he was juried into membership of the California Art Club and has participated in their Gold Medal Show where he sold his first entry. As his work became noticed, he was invited into several group shows and was juried into the prestigious Crocker Kingsley Show curated by Gregory Kondos. Currently, he shows at his venue and the John Natsoulas Gallery where he had a One Man Show in late 2015.