About Us

About Fred

Fred first picked up an airbrush in 1989, and after this 'hobby' proved lucrative, he  set up Artimagination Airbrushing in 1997.Since then, he has had a hand in just about every aspect of the discipline, including custom painting, portraiture, murals, tuition, product development and sales. He has also written a book on Airbrushing  entitled ‘Airbrushing: The Essential Guide’. In addition to his 30 years airbrushing experience,he is also a qualified modelmaker (BA Honours) and a fully qualified Art/Airbrush teacher (PGCE)


In a move to separate out all the different facets of the services being offered, Artimagination split into Painted by Fred (The Custom Painting and Airbrushing parts of the business) and The Airbrush Experts (Tuition and Airbrush Retail). An additional company 'Showstopper Scooters'was created in 2018 to explore opportunities beyond just painting, which tapped into Freds backgound as a designer/modelmaker. Fred’s’ experience as an artist has seen him win numerous awards for artwork, ensuring customers have that added satisfaction of buying ‘show winning’ artwork. His artwork in the last 20 years has included corporate airbrush work for Kellogg’s, O2, Fireforce 1, Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook Roadshow and Ice Warriors. His awards include winning best Vespa at show in the 2005 Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally, amongst others.  He also painted most of the artwork in the Ghost Train arcade at the Weston Super Mare Pier.


How We Work

Fred works from his own studio/ workshop in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. His facilities will easily accommodate vehicles up to the size of a small van. Offsite services are available for either larger vehicles (trucks etc) and are completely mobile with our services (murals etc). Fred uses high quality paints and lacquers that have a proven history of lasting for years and years.. 

Free Design Service

We offer a free digital design service. Access to this is gained simply by paying 20% of the total agreed budget prior to work commencing. Any design work costs are subtracted at the end of the project. This service involves colour samples/swatches, digital layouts superimposed onto surfaces digitally for analysing or altering,  

How to find us...

From The North or South: Take M5 to Gloucester, then A40 towards Ross on Wye,

turn left toward Monmouth on A4136 to Mitcheldean. At roundabout, take 2nd exit (right) towards Mitcheldean Centre, then first right after primary school.

or Take M50 to Ross on Wye to J4, then A40 towards Gloucester. In Lea, turn right on Mitcheldean Road, and follow to end. Turn right towards Mitcheldean centre, then first left AFTER shops/ George Hotel.

From  south Wales: Take M4 to Chepstow, then A48 to Gloucester. Turn left towards Cinderford on A4151, following signs for Mitcheldean. At roundabout in Mitcheldean, take first exit towards town centre, then first right.

On Eastern Avenue, we are 100 yards on right hand side. Park anywhere you can on Eastern Ave (free parking!)