Welcome to Fred Childs Art
Fred Childs, Monterey Peninsula artist, creates
paintings with multiple panels that can be re-positioned
to change the composition of the painting. Imagine
a landscape, ocean, or sky horizon painted on multiple
canvases that can moved to create a new scene. Panels
depicting an island can be moved to create a scene of a
bay. Valleys can be created by moving hills.
Childs uses his unique artistic techniques to create diptych,
triptych, and quadtych Paintings That Move.™ He begins by stretching
his own canvas on custom-built frames, and then uses acrylic
and iridescent paint to create freehand paintings without
any underlying sketchwork.
Some panels are
designed to be used as folding
screens, standing on the floor to decorate and divide a
room. Others are framed for placement on a wall.
also creates single-panel landscape and dreamscape
paintings, and does custom mural work. Because the colors
and shadows in a Childs' painting vary as the day's light
changes, these works convey a quiet sense of movement even
while standing still.