Fredrick was born in 1945 in Germany and moved with his family to Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1978. Since then - with the exception of living three years in northern Saskatchewan and B.C. - he and his family spent their life in Canada’s Yukon.
In moving to the Yukon he wanted to experience some of the remaining wilderness still on this planet. Besides working as a corrections officer and rental agent in the tourism industry, over the last twenty years he has also became a recognized watercolour artist in the Yukon, producing and selling original art and prints. The scenery of Canada’s North provides him with many motives for painting.