As a professional oil and watercolor artist, Fritz (nickname) paints in a bold vigorous-personal style. He invites the viewer to look into his world and observe his impressions of traditional New England subjects. His imaginative natural light translates into a luminescent quality while his compositions are dramatic and create an emotional mood. In addition, his use of fresh colors, glazes and precise brush strokes show virtuosity and mastery of his chosen mediums.
The theme of his paintings cover a wide range of topics from Maine Harbors, Cape Cod dunes, Vermont and New Hampshire ski trails, to Boston cityscapes and historic maritime themes. Fritz finds the importance in sketching scenes on location and developing these into bigger paintings in his Wellesley studio.
Mr. Kubitz is the recipient of many prizes and awards including; AWS Ogden & Mary Pleissner Award; New England Watercolor Society Gold & Silver Medals; Rockport Art Association George O Davies Award; and numerous other awards from: Guild of Boston Artist’s, Academic Artist’s Association and Cape Cod Art Association. Fritz has been included in the American Watercolor Society’s nationwide tour of museums and places of exhibition. His painting “Center Harbor, New Hampshire” was published on the cover of Yankee Magazine and in 2016 he won the Rudolph Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award in the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT.
As a long time boat owner and sailor, Fritz has plied the waters off the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine. That experience gave him a great respective for the sea, and an understanding and appreciation of boating, its craftsmanship and details.
A quote from an American Watercolor Society article from a national tour of selected paintings: “Frederick Kubitz has an intuitive ability in choosing appealing subject matter, plus has a unique sense of style, placement, and dramatic use of lighting effects, giving him a much honored place among New England painters. He is widely collected by corporations, financial institutions, professional offices, as well as private connoisseurs of art.”