Fred Dobbs studied fine arts at the Victoria College of Art and commercial art at Camosun College in the late 70s. In the early 80s, he turned his attention to sculpture by way of the beach. For eight years, Fred practiced as a competitive sand sculptor, winning Canadian, US and World Championship titles. By 1991 he had turned professional and continued sculpting sand full-time while traveling throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, Japan and Germany. In the past 8 years, Fred has created statuary in concrete and cold cast bronze.