Fred G. Stickley
I’ve been an artist of some fashion or another my whole life, starting in 2nd grade when I drew a portrait of Christ on the cross, which my 2nd grade Nun loved, and immediately showed my parents claiming that I had talent. I would continued on this path into my adult years. I painted my way through high school while learning to play drums and piano.
I’ve been a working musician from that time till present day. I’ve composed and performed music for high and low end clients and currently play in two groups.
For twenty five or so years, my wife and I ran a commercial photography business until 2008 when the market crashed and we had to close shop. Starting with a large format camera, we shot interior and exterior photographs for designers, architects, shelter magazines/books and manufactures. This type of work also required a lot of set-dressing and styling of props.
These days I photograph what I call, my urban landscapes. My goal is to print them on 4x6 or 5x7 feet on thin sheets of aluminum which really “pops” the image. They would also look fantastic on smaller formats for your home or workspace.
After the crash of 2008 we started a landscape design business, a field my wife dabbled in for years. Through this and my love for visual arts I started rendering many of the plants we used for clients in Adobe illustrator. They are bold, colorful, earthy, and contemporary. I envision these at 36”x 36” inches or bigger, working perfectly in a home or office.
Now days I split my time between my illustrations, my photos, my music and running a landscape design business with my wife. Life is good.
If you have any questions I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by,
Fred G. Stickley