Fred Ingrams is a British painter born in 1964. He studied at Camberwell and Central Saint Martins Schools of Art and for years he painted in a room above the Coach and Horses pub in Soho, where Francis Bacon bought one of his paintings, he told Vogue. He exhibited his works in various central London galleries and worked as a graphic designer and art director on many magazines. In recent years, he secured several both group and solo shows all across the United Kingdom.
Initially, the main subject matters of Fred's paintings were female nudes, but he “started to crave an outlook”, so in 1998 he decided to move to Norfolk, where he has been spending the last years painting The Fens, Eastern England’s agricultural landscape. In his words, they are “perhaps the least loved landscape in England”, but the painter appreciates their awkward beauty.
In Fred’s paintings, the flatness and unjudgeable distances of the fields alter the perspective. The vibrant colours and thick dynamic lines show the artist’s fascination for these desolated spaces “full of strange stories, myths, strange place names and strange people”.