Fred began painting in watercolor in 1992.  Fred was an Aerospace Engineer by trade and found that he needed a form of relaxation. This led him to take art classes at a local college.

Later Fred continued his studies with artists such as Terry Madden, Tom Lynch, Betty Denton, Nan Rae, Milford Zornes, Tony Couch, Sally Seago, Heiner Hertling, and others. Art soon became a new career.

After he retired, he and his wife traveled for about 9 years. During this time, he painted in Plein air and showed in art fairs. He also demonstrated art at art associations and conducted art workshops.

Fred is known as a colorist for his use of color