Fred was born in 1993, and graduated recently from Edinburgh University with a degree in French and History of Art. He has always been interested in some form of art and, despite being largely self-taught, Fred has been sculpting since 2011.
Having lived in the countryside all his life, Fred was exposed to and inspired by the natural world from an early age. To begin with he primarily used drawing as a way of capturing the essence of his subjects. In 2011 he turned to sculpture, as he could better articulate the intricacies of the anatomy, and the movement inherent in the wildlife he observed. Fred uses quick and fluid gestures to capture the motion and vitality of the subject. Working first in clay or wax, the piece is then cast in bronze or bronze resin. To better understand the complex moulding and casting process, Fred works at the cold cast bronze resin studio, and he also works closely with the bronze foundry where the ancient lost-wax method is employed.