Fred Boyer has traveled the world but he has remained close to his roots in Anaconda Montana where he grew up, went to high school and went on to major in art education at Montana State University in Bozeman. His family recognized Fred's artistic talents early. "I was always painting or drawing" he says, crediting an aunt, whom he considered an accomplished artist, as an inspiration. From early on, his family encouraged him to develop his talents.
After graduating from college, he went to Sitka, Alaska where he taught art in the public schools, and worked as a hunting guide in the summers.
He loves Alaska, but Montana kept calling him back home. He returned to Montana and taught art in the public schools for 14 years. "Teaching art is a learning experience for the teacher as well as the student" he says, recollecting his years in the education profession.