Friends and family have been telling me that with the tens of thousands of people reading my posts monthly, and having had over a half million page views / articles read to date, people are going to want to know who is this Fred Gonsowski who is writing on all the different gardening and interior decorating topics?? So, for the first post to start the 2013 blogging year, I’ve decided to put together a montage of picture of me, taken over the past few years. The photos show me in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Saratoga Springs and Cooperstown, NY, and north-west Connecticut. I tried to put together a mixture of the whimsical–funny and casual, along with a few high-brow for you to look at. My life has always been about the Yin and Yang / simple and fancy, but both aspects are enjoyed equally.
Having looked over the pictures of me, you might want to read my bio; it can be found by clicking on About Fred, it’s at the top left of your screen, next to the word Home. If you are interested in seeing samples of the art works that I’ve made in the past read Fred Gonsowski Artwork before the Blog (click on post title to read). To see my garden, here at Whimsey Hill House read A look at My July 2012 Garden here at Whimsey Hill.
Now that you have looked over my photos, my artworks and garden, you have a face to put with the product. Thanks for following Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.Com
It’s good to see the face behind the name, Fred and to see your eclectic tastes in interior design and dressing. Style rules all!
Letting the Inner You out is what personal style is all about, be it dressing, painting, or writing a blog, etc. I hope that my readers, as well as yours Grey Fox, are inspired by what we present to the world.
Fred I love it..
Hi there Donna, soo nice of you to make a comment. You are now a pro at doing it. You can say… been there, done that ;-}
You look very debonair, Mr. Gonsowski. I am so excited that I found your blog! I am attempting to comment on your article about arranging furniture in a square living room (asking for Illustrations 9, 10, and 11), but the page will not permit me to leave a comment. My non-techie frustrated self has clicked the Post Comment button about a dozen times, but the page will not budge. In the event that my comment shows up twelve times, please delete all but one and don’t think ill of me. Thank you, Brigitte LaBorde (Louisiana)
Hi there Brigitte, I looked at quick edit on this side of the blog on the dashboard, and it is set to allow comments, so I don’t know what happened. There is a time stamp for comments, but it is set for a few years out into the future even for my oldest post, and you would be able to make a comment on something that was posted a few years ago, versus something I wrote in the last two months. Next time if you can’t make a comment, post it on another article where it will take and tell me which post the comment is supposed to relate to, and if I can, I will answer your question. From this side I will also try to move it to the proper article, so it goes with the topic I wrote on. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for calling me debonair ;-}
Hi Fred – I have one of your original Big Eyed People painting that I purchased in the early 1990’s in Greenwich Connecticut. This picture is of a man and women, 2 cats in front of a fireplace. The woman in this painting is unique as she has dark hair (like me), rather than your blonde woman in the majority of your paintings. I am trying to find the estimated resale price for this so I may insure it. Can you supply some information? Thanks!
PZ – previously from Connecticut, now from Saratoga, CA…..
Hi there Patti, te blonde in the paintings is Pamela Wellington, she and her husband Reginald are named after the polo fields in Palm Beach. The black haired lady is inspired by Gloria Vanderbilt, and the red hared woman is Miss Greenwich, Ct. I was selling things at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich and a lady came by and said she loved my paintings, but would not buy one, since there was no auburn-redhead in the paintings. The next painting up had Miss Greenwich, Ct in it, and that was it. I never became a famous artist, but a well known regional artist, so my paintings did not go way up in price. My things sold for about $300. to about $650. for an original acrylic on Masonite board painting, back in the day, and might only get that much now, if you try selling one. Look at my things as decorative, and save your insurance money. Sorry to not be able to tell you they are worth thousands, but that is the way it is.