Frank Norvell, Jr. paints from photographs taken while living and traveling in Europe and the U.S. He also develops still life paintings from items that were collected during these travels. Other compositions are created from his imagination.
He relies on his engineering background in his painting designs for architectural and landscape works to ensure the necessary perspective and depth. He prefers working in oil because of the freedom it gives him to be adventuresome with color and composition. However, he uses watercolor to create sketches when he travels.