Mary Fedden OBE RA (1915-2012)
Mary and her husband, John Trevelyan exhibited at the Fosse Gallery for many years. Her still life paintings are characterised by a bold, expressive style with vivid, contrasting colours and are often placed in front of a landscape.
She was the first female tutor in the Painting School at the Royal College of Art, where her pupils included David Hockney, and was elected a Senior Royal Academician in 1992. She readily acknowledged the influence of Matisse in her composition and of the constant personal, creative, and critical presence of her husband until his death in 1988.
Her work has been widely exhibited in solo shows in this country and abroad and is in many private and public collections, including Tate Britain.