I am an artist. It has taken me several decades to be able to write that. This is not because I thought I wasn’t talented enough or that I didn’t love art, but because my parents insisted that art was just a hobby. They would tell me that art is just an activity you do when you have some time on your hands. I no longer agree with them. I believe that art is part of me and something I must do. It has to be in my life daily.
Now what kind of artist am I? That I don’t have an answer for yet. I thought I was an abstract sculptor, but I find myself doing realistic sculptures. I even thought maybe I am an abstract painter, but now I find myself doing realism in my paintings. I will continue to do art and let the art evolve and hopefully have something to say with my art. I do know one thing…. I am an artist.
Curtis Frederick was born and raised in the Dallas, Texas area. Although he showed artistic promise at a young age, life events would take Frederick away from his passion for many years. Fortunately, in the last few years he has been given another opportunity to pursue his artistic dreams. Frederick has been sculpting for many years and most recently has been inspired to start painting.
He is an award winning artist across the United States and some of his recent exhibitions include: Buchanan Center of the Arts (IL), Craven Art Council (NC), Farmington Museum (NM), Blue Line Arts (CA), Craighead Green Gallery (TX), Alexandria Museum of Art (LA), and Art League of Hilton Head (SC).
He has collectors of his work across the United States.