Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, on the 8th of July 1959 Tony Fredriksson discovered his talent and passion for art at an early age. In the 70’s Tony studied fine art at the Eastborne College of Art and Design in the UK. He then moved to South Africa where painting, drawing, and sculpting have all had their seasons in his art career, however, it is his driftwood sculptures that he is most renowned for.
Tony finds most of his inspiration for his driftwood sculptures in organically weathered pieces of wood. Every piece tells a story and is uniquely shaped and textured; some by oceans and rivers and others by insects and the elements.
Tony has exhibited at the White River Gallery in numerous group exhibitions, and most recently The White River Gallery hosted a joint exhibition, "Wings" with, Ingrid Uys in 2021.
"From baking a cake, building a wall or just playing with the food on your plate, we are all creative in some way. According to the Bible we are made in God’s image so we shouldn’t be surprised at how fulfilling the creative process is. I see two distinct themes in the world - God made and man made. I love to celebrate both using the found weathered wood pieces. I pray before starting each sculpture asking God to help me do justice to His amazing work. Mine are just poor imperfections of the works of His hands. Everything in Creation is fearfully and wonderfully made. I believe we are all born with certain gifts and I am blessed to be able to employ mine." - Tony Fredriksson