Fred Trask(picture - Fred painting a boat at the Rossignol Cultural Centre, Liverpool)
Fred Trask was born in 1946 in Digby, Nova Scotia and lived near Maud Lewis. He began painting in the early ‘70’ with acrylics on various surfaces. His paintings usually represent landscapes, animals or interior rooms often depicting a humorous aspect of family or social life. Dr Seymour Friedland, of York University, said of him "Trask's work is unique among the Nova Scotia group in that his paintings always tell a story, often a very funny story....The combination of style and story makes Trask's work very important". Fred's works are included in the collections of The Rossignol in Liverpool Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, and in private collections.