Fred Carvel 20th-21st Century
Fred Carvell is a contemporary landscape artist. A colorist, inspired by the scenic beauty of the Carmel, and Salinas Valleys, he also paints the mountains, and coastal regions of Central California that remind him of his travels in the Mediterranean countries of Portugal, Italy and Greece.
He employs the use of acid-free paper, fixed to board or other firm support to which he applies layers of acrylic paint in harmonious earth tones to achieve luminous, small-scale landscapes. His work verges on the abstract, but does not depart from the recognizable, natural attributes he presents to the viewer.
After graduating from Pacific Grove High School, he took his first art class at the Monterey Peninsula College. He has an M.A. from Fresno State University, and has completed Post Graduate studies at Stanford University. He also spent time studying with well known Monterey Peninsula artist, Rip Matteson.
Carvell has been an author, educator, and art consultant. An avid sailor, he has also explored the waters of the Caribbean, and the Central California coast.
Carvell now lives in the Carmel Valley area of the Monterey Peninsula. He's painted for over 30 years. He is an artist member of the prestigious Carmel Art Association, and an artist member of the Pacific Grove Art Center. He has exhibited at the PG Art Center, and has had several one man shows at the Carmel Art Association Gallery in Carmel, California