A proud Makah tribal member Frank Peterson currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Frank works primarily with paints, oil pastels, and wood, carving portrait masks. Frank’s works are meant to find a balance in the abstract, adding the spiritual aspects of his heritage with life experiences. Growing up, he spent quality time in Neah Bay on the Makah reservation learning from his elders. He cherishes the time he spends there now affirming the connections it provides to his ancestors. It is the whole of his life experience that influences his artistic expression. His “design oriented representational abstract“ is rooted in an exploration of Northwest coastal native art.