Paul Krause has another artist documentary in the works. This time it’s Fred Somers and his tree

Paul Krause at GBM Paul Krause and Ray 'Jake' Jacobson Fred Somers and oak tree in the Cannon River Wilderness Area
Local documentary filmmaker Paul Krause stopped by my corner office at GBM last week (recycled photo above) to let me know his latest project. Like he did for Ray ‘Jake’ Jacobson and his Harvest sculpture, Paul is filming Fred Somers as he works on a large painting for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province for placement in a building in their new Carondelet Village, adjacent to St. Catherine University.

I followed Fred out to the east side of the Cannon River Wilderness Area last week so he could show me the oak tree that he’s painting (above right). It turned out to be quite the excellent adventure as we mucked about, both of us madly snapping photos.

See my album of 22 photos (large slideshow, recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

For more on Fred, see his website, Frederick Somers Fine Art.  He’s participating in this weekend’s 2011 South Central Minnesota Studio ArTour and is also hosting a sneak preview at his studio on Friday night.

One thought on “Paul Krause has another artist documentary in the works. This time it’s Fred Somers and his tree”

  1. Fred Somers is one of the best artists in Minnesota, if not the best. I wish I had gotten the chance to study with him. If you can, spend some time with his paintings and learn about nature through his eyes.

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