What I Love to Do

Watercolor painting and effective written language word cloud

I find great pleasure when I can provide others with just the right word or phrase to convey the essential essence of a project. I suppose I learned the value of words when I was recruited into development. While working in the fundraising arena for more than 15 years, I found how the right words can motivate people to action. Working with boards, writing fundraising letters, and creating web and magazine content, it didn't take long to understand that words matter--how putting them together makes a significant difference, whether inspiring a donation or encouraging volunteer time toward a common cause.


Coupling this love for language with a lifelong interest in art, I have uncovered a unique pairing of creative interests. Throughout my work in development, I continually returned to the watercolor medium as a hobby. Today, I seek to create meaningful images for friends and clients, especially landscapes from a special place or experience. The reward is great when clients become friends as we capture their memories through the creative process.


These passions play out well at home also as my wife and I homeschool our children. All of us have unique gifts, and we love encouraging one another and celebrating our similarities and differences.  

Recent Projects

Private Client 

Commissioned painting of the Johns Island Angel Oak Tree. 


Private Client

Commissioned paintings for gifts. 


Private Client

Editing for a pending book publication


Private Client
Commissioned artwork for home.


National Association for Chronic Disease Directors
Various projects for publicity and communications.


Hughes Media Digital Agency
Various projects including web site content, press releases, and high profile overseas real estate listing for a leading client.


Private Client
Commissioned artwork for home.


First Fresh Foods
Multiple projects: rewrite Web site, corporate bios, etc.


Private Client
Commissioned artwork for home.


Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Multiple features for physician portal resource.

Contact Me

Let's Work Together!

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Water and Word

Frank McKay, 1523 Enota Avenue NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

(678) 453-8993