Bill Frederick Artist

Picture of the Day

Not today.


Gone fishing
Dark and Light: 24 Paintings by Bill Frederick

book cover 52 pages, soft cover, ISBN-13: 978-0-615-32670-2

Available  for $35 from Boffo Books



I’m a Chicago-based visual artist. Most little kids make pictures; I didn’t stop.  Résumé (pdf)


An Aside

These junk-food-and-caffeine-fueled paintings are made with the simple materials of pencil, brush, water, ink, watercolor, and paper—materials that require little technical know-how while demanding brevity and craft—materials that I love for their beauty and for the way they make an obvious record of their use.

Here are some things I tell myself—or not—as circumstances require:

Still, my pictures don’t finally advocate anything or reflect any agenda but this: They say an affirmative “Yes, I’m present in the world at this moment—I see it around me!” From somewhere I might hear an answering call back, “Yes, at this moment I’m present too.”    That’s it.


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