If you love the landscape and wildlife of Nevada and the Sierras you will love the paintings by Fred Boyce. There are landscape painters, and there are wildlife painters. And then there is Fred Boyce, a 92-year-old painter with a lifelong passion of painting the beauty of the natural world. Based in Reno since '73, Boyce spent years learning the craft through jobs with cartoonists and advertising agencies, and a booming freelance career. His art has been featured on covers of Western Horseman Magazine and Grey's Sporting Journal, among others.
In 1987, Boyce entered the second-annual trout stamp contest for the state of Nevada; out of almost 1,000 entries, from all over the country, he took first place and has his trout painting forever emblemized on the stamp. Around the same time, he was commissioned by the state of Nevada to paint each of the state's nine record big game animals, featured in the "Nevada Wildlife Record Book." Boyce almost always builds the composition of each piece by sourcing from his extensive collection of stock photos and illustrations. His art specializing in the Nevada landscape and wildlife has been displayed in museums and galleries internationally.