August 2005: Gregg Frederickson paintings

Gregg Frederickson paintings begin with drawing on the canvas, followed by transparent washes of oil.  He starts first with a drawing in charcoal.  From there, the process changes back and forth from light oil washes to charcoal until he reaches his goal.  Human form, with light reflected or absorbed, lines fluid or static and the dynamic story unfolding in every movement, represents his challenge as an artist.  To quote Frederickson, "I work to discover what's really there, what I'm actually seeing rather than what my mind thinks is there or what my memory recalls.  Each figure is unique and every composition tells a different perspective of a larger story.