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Artistic Expression

Aug 31, 2008 05:00PM ● By Super Admin

Fred Ekman – Master Of Watercolors And Wine

Fred Ekman has worked as a professional artist for more than 15 years. His career as a teacher began in 1958, he retired in 2000 and has been practicing his love for art ever since.

While Fred is known for his watercolor creations, several years ago he found himself accidentally dipping his paint brush into a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon (rather than his water). This led him to placing a stroke of the vibrant wine on his watercolor paper. “The patina of that color on the paper was marvelous. I decided to continue. Later, I placed a wine bottle and glasses, in a still life setting, and painted them with red wine,” says Fred. This finished piece became “Limoux Rouge.” One of his most unusual pieces, “A Season Turns” (an oil on canvas painting done for a breast cancer benefit), hangs in the lobby of LPL Financial in Folsom.

Ekman and his wife Lois have been married for 53 years and currently live in Sun City Lincoln Hills retirement community. He is involved with the community’s theatre group designing sets and directing several productions. He has taken a major role in a play, and is actively involved with the local art league. He can also be found teaching drawing and painting at La Provence Restaurant in west Roseville once a month, and also at Beverly’s Fabrics and Crafts in Rocklin once a week. “I’m busier now that I ever was working full time,” says Ekman.    

For more information about Fred Ekman, to view his artwork, or to learn about his classes, visit <a target="_blank" href=""></a>.

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