Born on Good Friday 15th April 1949, Fred's only claim to fame is that he shares the same birth-date as Leonardo da Vinci. His father and grandfather were coal miners and it was inevitable that when he left school at 15 he went to work down the mine. After 14 years Fred left to become a mine lecturer at Worksop College and then a Senior Engineer in the Power Industry in South Africa.
Fred started painting at 19 after an injury at work left him at home for a couple of weeks. He was commissioned to provide artwork for the National Control Centre, Germiston. Returning to the UK in 1988. Fred joined National Power and was made redundant in 1999.
Fred works with oils, acrylic, pencil and pastels and is self taught but has recently joined a few art clubs in order to develop his painting skills. Fred is a member of various art groups, and exhibits with the Purton Artists, The Guild of Wiltshire Artists, and the Guild of Railway Artists (Assoc).
He has his own website where you can purchase and see more of his work: www.darknesstolight.co.uk
See below for a picture gallery of Fred's artwork. Select any image below to view the gallery...
Fred has been a member of Purton Artists Society since April 2013. The content on this page was last updated on 17 August 2014.