Frank Carty

Frank is rated as one of the top signwriters and mural artists in Scotland. Trusted by numerous big brands to work on their behalf throughout the UK, he’s reliable as well as talented – that makes him a bit of a rare breed.

He started young – first learning from his father, Peter Carty who worked in traditional signwriting. As a teen he travelled throughout Europe ‘living off the craft’, from working as a street artist drawing chalk pictures on the Champs Elysee and Barcelona’s La Rambla, to painting murals in Majorca.

Since then Frank has worked steadily, gathering knowledge in fine craftsmanship and studying art and design. He also spent valuable time working as a painter and decorator, where he learned about different paint and materials, as well as in the construction industry.

Setting up his own business was the natural course of events for Frank. Artisan Artworks’ success is undoubtedly built on his talent.  But it’s also down to his sheer determination to be the best in his field and do an outstanding job for every one of his customers. He’s as original as his work itself.

Artisan Artworks

Artisan Artworks was established in 2002 by artist Frank Carty and is based in Newmilns, Ayrshire.

To be honest, there’s nothing else on the planet we’d rather do than paint. Specialising in hand painted murals, 3D artwork and traditional shop signage, we’re the only company in Scotland to offer such a rare mix of skills and services.

One of the best bits of the job is being part of the signwriting, mural and graffiti art community. Wherever we’re working across the country, we meet up with other artists or visit them at their studios – as well as host them at our own place. We share techniques, learn from each other and often have a bit of a jam where we all get together and paint a wall.  We’ll never stop learning, training or sharing new skills. It’s who we are – and what we love. That’s why we’re wholeheartedly embracing the resurgence in handcraft and are thoroughly enjoying giving our support to the newly emerging group of artists.

Our Clients

We work for a huge range of clients, from the BBC to beverage giants, such as Heineken, Molson Coors and Diageo. Our full list includes interior designers, architects, graphic designers, sign companies, arts centres, public sector organisations, local authorities, town centre managers, skate park owners, independent shops and restaurants, pubs and clubs, breweries and distilleries. We take an immense amount of pride in each one of our projects and use only the finest materials to ensure a top quality end product for our customer.


We specialise in bespoke murals of all scales and styles, involving everything from meticulous airbrush work for a family home, to large scale graffiti style urban murals.


We offer a full shop signage service – from logo design to finished fitted sign – based on traditional values and guarantees.

Promo Artwork

We travel across the UK, working in bars, clubs, cider gardens and even rooftop gardens to create visually striking artwork.