As a schoolboy Fred attended formal art classes at the weekend and later painted with the Parramatta Art Society. He abandoned art to concentrate on his career as an engineering designer for the next 40 years.
A few years ago he retired and with his wife Patrice, moved to the Mid North Coast of NSW and decided to take up the challenge of starting back into art.
He joined the local art society where he was guided in his artistic endeavours by dedicated and competent local artists who give up their time to teach. In addition, he participated in workshops run by visiting tutors in quite diverse artistic media and subjects.
He started by painting traditional landscapes on canvas and moved on to large format boards for abstract works, often with very heavily textured surfaces. His works cover a wide range of subjects and many have been created using unusual techniques and materials.
His inspiration comes from the local bush and beach which are then reproduced in one of many styles such as ‘abstract realism’, ‘3D’ or in a more traditional style.
He has won awards for his works which are currently displayed in galleries in Forster, Taree and Port Macquarie as well as local cafes.
If you would like to see more of his artworks at his gallery/studio in Tallwoods, give him a call on 6559 3787 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.