Since 1966 Fred Gilmour has been producing and showing fine art in a variety of media and photographs in North Central Pennsylvania. Pieces are held in numerous private collections locally and throughout the region. Explore more to view current collections, read about current projects, and find out about the next exhibition.
All images are owned by GilmourArts and protected by U S Copyright law. Any unauthorized reproduction or use is strictly prohibited.
I’ve been an artist working in various educational settings since 1966 as a production artist, college professor and administrator.
After retiring in 2001, I established my formal art studio near Williamsport, PA.
My work is currently held in numerous private and commercial collections. Commission pieces are encouraged to supplement personal original art and photography.
What's on the Horizon
Get up to speed and stay current on GilmourArts. An artist not only has to produce great work, but must make tremendous effort in putting that work in front of the right sets of eyes. That's why I spend so much time attending events and arts-related gatherings. Check out current projects in which my work is featured.
Several exciting new projects have emerged recently. One has been the revisiting of a relationship with Little League International. Two commissioned pieces were completed, one featuring Kathryn Sandercock, former Little League Softball World Series standout turned professional. The commemorative piece will be presented to her at this year's Little League Softball World Series. The other, is a Board room portrait of Mr. Hugh Tanner, of Houston, Texas, outgoing Chairman of the Little Lague International Board of Directors.
Most recently, I have been engaged in a personal project for a change.
I authored a novel over the past year and a half. I explored an idea born
of current events regarding industrial espionage and theft of intellectual
property combined with an interest in elevating the quality of life of
Alzheimer's patients. It is currently available on Amazon.com in both
paperback and electronic formats under the title: "The Whiteboard Protocol".
Another is a highly visible outdoor installation on the grounds of the local UPMC Williamsport Hospital Campus which was dedicated to all members of the Armed Forces Services who were attached to any Health Care unit, domestic or deployed, returned to civilian service or sadly made the ultimate sacrifice.
I was very fortunate to have been asked to design and help guide the installation. It was a cooperative effort on the part of UPMC, Pennsylvania College of Technology, the EP Henry Company and other local contributors.
Art Consulting has become an interesting activity for an interior decorative package for a new office addition. A local Law office has expanded their facility and I was asked to advise on the acquisition, purchase and installation of several pieces of art for their conference rooms and other areas of client engagement.
I have become re-engaged with my father's involvement in the South Pacific Theater
during World War II. He was assigned to the 5th Air Force, 65th Bomb Squadron and
stationed in New Guinea, NSW. He flew as a flight engineer on numerous B-17
missions over Gasmata, Lete and Mareeba in aircraft nicknamed "Blitz Buggy"
( later "The Old Man") "Lak a Nookie", and "Loose Goose". On a recent Florida
trip I discovered an aircraft restoration service which is working on restoring a B-17G.
Needless to say extensive photographic records were made and will likely end up as
a painting, or drawing or two of the most recognizable and infamous aircraft ever built.
"What Frank Drank" is finished and available...
"Gathering of the Clans" limited edition is nearly sold out...
"Gathering of the Clans" is a watercolor painting representing approximately three months of tedious work. It depicts six single malt scotchs from my collection and is a perfect addition to the scotch lover's art collection. I am offering a signed and numbered, very limited edition of archival quality giclee prints. Only 40 prints are in the edition and more than half are already sold!
Public Artworks commissions sculptural
piece for Airport Terminal
I was commissioned to create a large wall sculpture to be placed in the Airport Terminal Building in Williamsport. The piece is similar to others in the series and was installed to coincide with the soft opening of the facility. "Undercurrent" measures 22 feet in width and is fabricated from polished aluminum tubing, Plexiglas mirror and aluminum sheet. This high traffic building is the perfect venue for such a slick high-tech piece. Below is a transcript of the acceptance comments:
“As I have been transplanted from one rural Pennsylvania community to another, the natural environment has always played a large part in the development of my artistic expression. My childhood and teenage years were spent interacting with the pristine mountainscapes of the Laurel Highlands counterpointed by the burgeoning industrial complexes of post-WWII Pittsburgh and steel mills of Johnstown.”
“Eventually adopting Williamsport-- another pivotal community in Pennsylvania’s industrial past--as my adult home, I have grown to appreciate the contributions of that past while recognizing the enormous potential of the future.”
“This divergent influence is manifested in this work: UNDERCURRENT. Similar pieces have been created in a series of works exploring the merging of modern materials with abstract statements, i.e. using the same materials or “language” but different geometry or “sentences” to express emotional meaning.” UNDERCURRENT is fabricated from polished aluminum tubing, hand cut clear Plexiglas mirror, hand cut blue Plexiglas mirror and hand manipulated aluminum sheet. It is approximately 21 feet in length by approximately 4 feet in height.
“UNDERCURRENT is evocative of the crystal waters of our local mountain tributaries as they fill the grand and glistening nearby Susquehanna River. With its highly polished surfaces, modern materials and energetic design UNDERCURRENT combines the sparkling life water of our region with the modern, forward thinking of a vibrant and energetic community. The angular and intersecting elements are reminiscent of historic scenes of the logging industry that is so much a part of our local heritage. The brilliant, reflective elements represent the strategic and visionary thought necessary to shape and sustain our future.”
...for your collection. This is a new painting in the hyper-realistic style of the recently offered scotch collection image. It features, of course as the title implies, Frank Sinatra's favorite Jack Daniel's whiskey and and four other scotchs. A commissionedd piece curated for a local enthusiast, "What Frank Drank" is offered as a very limited edition, signed and numbered giclee print.
Gallery represents GilmourArts
Selected works in the "architectural archaeology" series are still available for purchase. This series features highly detailed pen and ink renditions of barns and outbuildings found predominantly in north central Pennsylvania. If the simplicity of pen and ink interests you, these pieces will not disappoint. There are many more new works also available from GilmourArts.