Black and White Ball, 2007


Mary Fedden very much developed her own individual style of still life painting. In an article in ‘The Artist’ magazine, Fedden wrote:

‘I really float from influence to influence. I found the early Ben Nicholson’s fascinating as were the paintings of his wife Winifred. I also admire the Scottish artist Anne Redpath and the French painter Henri Hayden.’

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 31.50 x 35.50 ins
80.01 x 90.17 cms
SIGNATURE: Signed and dated lower left
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas


Catalogue No: 3172 Categories: ,


Born in Bristol in 1915, Mary Fedden is renowned for her unique perspective and great talent for finding beauty in the everyday.

She worked with bold palettes and simplified shapes, carefully orchestrating her still life compositions to draw out the extraordinary from ordinary objects. In fact, it was her constant progression and development throughout her career that makes her overall body of work so interesting; from her earlier pieces playing with colour, perspective, and patterns to her later work experimenting with light, texture, and crisper, cleaner lines.

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