Frederick Cuming NEAC RA DLitt Hon RBA has devoted his life to expressing the fleeting impressions of his surroundings.



Artist's Statement

Fred is not interested in pure representation, his work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape, still life or interior. He is interested in the developments of 20th Century painting, in abstraction, that has been present in all movements, and in new ideas and art forms. Fred's philosophy is that the more he works the more he discovers. Drawing is essential as a tool of discovery; skill and mastery of technique are also essential, but only as a vocabulary and a means towards an idea. He struggles to keep an open mind.