January 17, 2013
Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM PDT
The life of Fred l. Williams has been as colorful as his famous paintings. Fred l. Williams has gone around the world showing off his work in places like Saudi Arabia where he helped design a royal palace for the prince of Sudan or painting the interior of the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. He’s bringing his work to the Valley and Fresno's art hop.
Here is a summary about the making of a rainbow. His paintings represent his wide range of life experiences and interests ranging from people and animals to landscapes, political and current events with the art of Fred L. Williams this February and March. Fred, a multi-faceted artist, who paints canvases as well as fabric, walls and murals, is also a talented interior designer whose work has graced he homes of many Hollywood celebrities. He interested in art since early childhood, Fred became the first African-American to be accepted into the Corcoran School of Art in the 1970's. He eventually moved to San Francisco and the Los Angeles where he became in demand for his interior designing skills. Fred's talents have taken him around the world where he has worked in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia where he helped design a royal palace for the Prince of Sudan. In the late eighties Fred took a year to paint the interior of the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. This is one of many adventurous artistic accomplishments Fred has completed.
After leaving the army in the early 1970's, Fred Williams attended the Corcoran School of Art in San Francisco, CA. where he started doing interior design work. In the early 1980's Fred moved to Los Angeles, CA. where he could really get into the art world. Fred originally from Joliet Illinois, still works as a designer. Over the years Fred has been in several design magazines, House and Garden, Home and Garden, Designer West, Los Angeles Home, House Beautiful, and Angeles. Fred's been recognized for doing murals for many well-known clients outside of his interior design work including artistic wall techniques and designers fancy high end draperies. Fred has worked in Jordan, Saudi Arabia on a palace for a Prince, Bangor Maine, and many other locations. Fred's work has been through referrals from client to client through the years. But painting on canvas has been one of the most rewarding things he could ask for. Over the years, he has sold many paintings. Fred paints what he has seen over the years, from landscapes to political news topics. It has been a colorful trip in this life.
View his work at the Margaret Hudson Gallery from February 4 to March 31, 2013. Artist Receptions are scheduled on regular ArtHop nights, February 21 and March 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Gallery located at 1936 E. Swift Avenue, Fresno. Regular viewing hours are 9:00 to 3:30 pm, Monday -Saturday. For more info call 559 226-0431.