Office Artwork

Art Lends Welcoming Atmosphere To Dr's Holbrook and Horak

At Holbrook & Horak, we understand that some of you may be apprehensive about visiting the dentist - even for your regular checkups. That’s why we have made it a point to provide an office atmosphere that is welcoming and relaxing for our Venice, Florida patients. Part of that effort has revolved around the artwork of Florida artist Art Fronckowiak. Years before Fronckowiak became famous across the country, we commissioned the Florida artist to complete nine paintings for the office. Franckowiak actually came to the office to see exactly where each painting would hang and what colors it would be surrounded by. The paintings form a gallery of sorts, with new patients often asking to tour the different rooms in our Venice, Florida, location just to gaze at the works of art. No matter if you are waiting in the reception area, or having dental implants, crowns or fillings in the dentist’s chair, these paintings will give you a sense of calm and relaxation.

The Artwork of Art Fronckowiak (1949-2009)

Voted Best Florida Artist in 1995 and named to Who's Who in American Art in 1997, Fronckowiak's (pronounced fron-ko-wee-ak) distinctive style and technique is immediately recognized throughout the world.

With a history of commissioned work for corporate and private collectors, including for Holbrook & Horak, Fronckowiak brings a wide range of subject matter and painting styles to the contemporary canvas. His "first love" however, lies in the rich values of the traditional romantic landscape. All of his works reflect a special attention to the play of light and shadow from bright to extreme dark. His floral-architecturals create a sense of peacefulness and invite dental patients to linger and enjoy.

Fronckowiak's palette and technique are reminiscent of an "old world" blend of light, color and composition characteristic of the classical works of our past. He spent many years crafting the look, feel and presence of the early masters from the European "Barbizon" painters to the "Hudson River"' period in this country. His canvases reflect that quiet timelessness translated through the modern medium of acrylic oils developed to museum quality standards.

Fronckowiak's final efforts were of an "Old Florida" style, calling to mind the influence of Old Masters such as Herzog, Inness, and Bierstadt. "There is a romance in this place, its wilderness and its past, that transcends the modern look so characteristic of the contemporary Florida art scene."

Self-educated in his craft, Fronckowiak never set out to become an artist; from the earliest years of childhood drawings on wallpaper scraps, painting has been a part of his life. Born in 1949, Fronckowiak developed his skill by spending thousands of hours learning; he says, through, "trial and error." The result of this lifetime dedication to art is an artist very much in demand. His work has received wide recognition, numerous awards and has been exhibited extensively.

Make A Dentist Appointment Today Enjoying Calming Art

We look forward to showing off our Fronckowiak collection at your next visit. It’s just one of the many ways our friendly staff works to make sure you are comfortable during your dental treatment. If you need the best dentist in Venice, Florida, AND an amazing art gallery, give us a call at (941) 484-3885. No matter if you are ready for your six-month checkup and cleaning, or you are looking for someone to assist you with some cosmetic dentistry procedures, at Holbrook & Horak, you’ll find a dentist office you can call home. Let us partner with you to keep your teeth and mouth healthy. Make your appointment today!

    Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. & Jose M. Horak, D.M.D.

    • Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D. and Jose M. Horak, D.M.D. - 200 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34292 Phone: 941-484-3885

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