Fred started drawing seriously from about eight, copying pictures from the Beano and other comics. There was no tradition of art in Fred’s family (father was a bricklayer) or at the school. Artist went to Medway College of Art then advertising and working on children’s book illustration, so he have spent most of his life in the commercial side of art. I have never been able to imagine doing anything except art. Brushes, paint, paper, canvas, ink, it is a world he have always loved.
Fred’s works will be exhibited at Plaistow library for 2 weeks from 28th of October. Visitors will have an opportunity to see range of watercolour pictures of people seen around the borough. As the artist cycles and walks around he sees all sorts of interesting people and when he gets home quickly does watercolour pictures of what he have seen. This exhibition is a few of the results.
Also some paintings of Queens Market and some Epping Forest scenes, plus some paintings which express Fred’s ideas. Series of half an hour pictures which for a while he did at the end of every day.
Fred will be doing on the spot portraits in the library on Saturday 28th October from 10.30- to approx 4.00 with a break for lunch from 1-2. Free of charge, artist will hand out tickets on the day.
Everyone welcome at Plaistow library 79 North St, London E13 9HL
Library Opening times are 9:30am–5:30pm, portrait workshop will be taking place at 10.30- to approx 4.00 with a break for lunch from 1-2.