Fred Smilde is the definition of a well-rounded artist. Not only he is a contemporary artist, he also has a "Masters in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University." During his Doctoral program "...amidst teaching and the good fortune of recording a CD, I decided it was in my best interest to leave. In October of 2008, after roughly 10 years of creative inactivity, I decided to paint. In the past 4 years I have found the challenges and problems one faces in the two mediums (music and painting) are the same though the technical means are different. One is faced with the utilization of space to make a comprehensible whole. So in many ways painting is just a continuation of my education." We are excited to have Smilde as a featured artist on ArtCrasher.
To learn more about Smilde and his work, you can check out his Facebook page.