is a native of Charlotte, NC. In August of 2012 he moved to
what he likes to call "the eastern shore of the Eastern
Shore", Snow Hill Maryland to be exact.
retiring from a career in advertising, he began oil painting
in earnest, enrolling at Braitman Studio in Charlotte. Over
the years he has studied under Dee Beard Dean, Morgan Samuel
Price, Richard Fennell, Roger Dale Brown, Wayne McDowell and
participated in several shows, most recently a ome-man show
at Bishop's Stock in Snow Hill.
taught at The Upstairs Gallery in Tryon, NC and Braitman
Studio, including a field trip to Tuscany.
teaching beginning classes, Fred would instruct, "If you do
this, that will happen." It was then that he began to define
for himself the difference between a "painter" and an
a painted acquires the technical skills necessary to render
a strong likeness of the subjects, knowing that if 'I do
this, that will happen'. "to become an artists', he says,
"at some level you must, to the extent possible, abandon
that knowledge and ask yourself, 'If I do this, what will
That is his