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. In his words: " 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 8 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."
Fred is my son and he returned to Rhode Island in 2004. Until he found an apartment, he stayed with us and saw what I was doing. He asked to try creating a design and has been a major part of BFC Creations ever since. He also runs our warehouse and does all shipping.
We created this menu because many love his realism and use of shading and color. But you will also see all of his designs in our various categories.