Featured Artist

Opening Reception
Friday August 7, 2015
5-8 p.m.

Fred Sprock 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.

After 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 Stuart Shils.

He has participated in several shows, most recently a ome-man show at Bishop's Stock in Snow Hill.

Fred has taught at The Upstairs Gallery in Tryon, NC and Braitman Studio, including a field trip to Tuscany.

While 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 "artist".

"over time 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 happen?'"

That is his challenge.

The show will hang through the end of August



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