About Fred

Fred Gonsowski (pronounced Gun-sow-ski) is an honor graduate of the Junior College of Albany (Sage College of Albany) and the College of St Rose, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts. He studied painting, print making, ceramics, drawing, color theory, art history, structural, and perceptual design. Fred has made paintings for Meadowland and Arlington Race Track, posters for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Off Track Betting-Nabisco World Class Tennis, and the Kennedy Center Project Imagination Celebration-McDonalds. His paintings are in both public and private collections across the country.

In the Interior Decorating world, Fred has helped a number of people with projects like.. selecting paint colors for both inside and outside of the house, arranging furniture, and decorative accessories, picking out furniture, choosing cabinets, lighting, and counter surfaces for kitchens.

Fred has over 40 years of gardening experience under his belt. That experience started at about age ten, when his mother taught him how to plant and weed. Fred’s garden covers over 4000 square feet of beds and boarders on a 3/4 acre lot, at his home Whimsey Hill. In the 90’s, the Burpee Seed Company had a Show Us Your Garden contest, where he won Third Prize in America.

Fred Gonsowski Garden Home covers gardening and interior decorating, with a lot of advice based on color, design, etc. culled from my art education.

To see my paintings, and even read more about how I got to the point of doing this blog, read my 8-25-2011 post titled Fred Gonsowski Artwork, before the Blog. To see my garden look at my 9-28-2011 post titled My Garden, here at Whimsey Hill House, Mid July 2011 ,  and  Evergreens are the Winter Interest in My Garden 1-24-2012. Finally, If you want to see a montage of many pictures of me click here to see my post titled Some pictures of me, Fred Gonsowski, Writer of this Blog.