Meet Frank Halliday, an 86-year-old man who lives in Cromer.
Frank has been painting for roughly 70 years and has taught people to paint across the world on cruise ships.
The cruise ships stopped sailing though when the pandemic hit. This left Frank, like many of us, at home without anything to do.
“I had to do something to fill the time”, Frank said – which is what led the painter to discover the video-sharing platform, YouTube.
Frank wanted to reach people who were lonely and bored, hoping to bring out a new skill in his viewers.
Fast-forward to now, and Frank has built quite the following. He still isn’t sure if they are ‘friends’ (like on Facebook) or just people who follow his work, but he has an impressive 1.7K subscribers on YouTube and nearly 50,000 views in total on all of his videos.
He keeps busy with a new book but wants to keep going with YouTube in the hope that he can inspire some more people into art.