9″ x 18″
Oil on Wood Panel
Gallery Affiliation: Sharon Weiss Gallery
Frederick Fochtman is an art restorer and award winning painter from Columbus, Ohio. As a painter, Fred works from direct observation and paints exclusively from life. He feels that a necessary and integral part of his process is the relationship with his subject as together they face the challenges created by shifting light, weather and time. Fred’s painting subjects include landscape, still life, figurative and interior. The palette and mark making choices are responsive and designed to reflect a method of problem solving as it relates to each individual painting experience. Although Fred often works in the alla prima style, several of his paintings require multiple sittings in order to achieve the desired result.