“The Slice of Thought” mural at The Appleton Public Library

Since being born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1985, Frederic uses color to chronicle every single day.  In 2008 he was mentored by successful Haitian artists to start his career painting ‘still life’ subject matter in oil paint.  He began working as a muralist for the World Health Organization and sold commissioned paintings.  Two years later he changed medium and started developing his own special techniques.  Acrylic became his best friend, canvases were his siblings and tiny brushes were like his kids.  In 2011, at his first solo exhibition in Haiti, he sold 14 original paintings.

Frederic’s strong will to succeed and determination comes from being the first born in a family of six.  His parents run a tailor business, so they also have the artistic eye to create art from fabric.  Many pieces of their clothing became the backdrop for his custom painted clothes.  He sold them to American mission teams, for which he was a private security guard.

He relocated to Green Bay Wisconsin in 2013 and married Amy in 2014.  Together they juggle raising their family while managing the business, CrewlArt, named after his childhood nickname, Crewl.  He can now be called an award winner, guest speaker, live painter, mentor and muralist hired by many organizations, including The Green Bay Packers. His unique masterpieces can be seen at Appleton’s Public Library, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Austin Straubel Airport and at many fine art galleries. He is a member of the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists & Craftspeople, National Association of Independent Artists, Mosaic Arts Inc. and a former board member of The Artgarage in Green Bay. He teaches various art classes to aspiring artists with disabilities as an instructor for ARTS For ALL Wisconsin and often teaches from his own studio in Suamico. Frederic continues adding to his list of satisfied collectors and represents local artists at fine art fairs throughout the country.

Awards & Accolades:

2021

  • Beaux Arts Fair Iowa, 1st Place Painter
  • Green Lake Fine Art Show, Honorable Mention Award
  • Art Fair Off the Square, Best in Painting Category
  • Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair, Best in 2D Category
  • Teen Leadership Program-Greater Green Bay Chamber, Guest Speaker
  • Wisconsin Alliance of Artists & Craftspeople, Inc., Art Fair Off the Square 2021 Guest Jury 

2020

  • Towards 1 Wisconsin Conference, Guest Speaker
  • Eye Heart World, Featured piece
  • Oshkosh Fine Arts Association, Guest Presenter
  • Artigras Green Bay, Award of Excellence
  • Fox Cities Magazine, Artists to Watch featured article

2019

  • STAR Scholars Program, Guest Mentor
  • Brown County Community Women’s Club, Guest Speaker
  • UWGB’s Bird in the Wings Podcast, Featured Artist
  • Agora Art Fair, Award of Excellence   
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Arts Festival, Lillian Noble Memorial Award
  • Art Fair Off the Square, Best in Painting Category
  • Neville Public Museum’s 74th Art Annual, Purchase Award
  • Flint Art Fair, 1st Place Award
  • Arts Unlimited, Guest Speaker
  • Artigras Green Bay, Award of Excellence

2018

  • ArtStreet Green Bay, Award of Excellence
  • Painting with patients from St. Vincent’s Pediatric Unit
  • Madison’s Art Fair Off the Square, Featured Artist
  • Rural Rembrandt Art Club, Guest Speaker
  • Spring Green Arts Fair, 2nd Place-2D Category
  • Fox Cities Magazine, CrewlArt featured article
  • Green Bay Art Colony, Guest Speaker
  • Painting on stage with The Civic Symphony of Green Bay

2017

  • Green Lake Fine Art Show, Award of Excellence
  • Art Fair Off the Square, Best in Painting Category
  • Wolf River Art League Mid-Winter Art Show, Honorable Mention Award
  • Frankly Green Bay Magazine, CrewlArt featured article

2016

  • New Visions Gallery Art Fair, Award of Excellence
  • Artigras Green Bay, Best Display Award
  • Green Bay Arts Unlimited Spring Festival, 3rd Place Professional Division Award
  • Tundraland’s Charity Auction, Primary in Donations
  • Frankly Green Bay Magazine, February Cover
  • Green Lake Fine Art Show, Best New Artist Award

2015

  • Artigras Green Bay, ‘Best in Show’ Award
  • Green Bay Press Gazette Newspaper, CrewlArt featured article

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