Thursday, 6 December 2012




Out shopping this afternoon, I got distracted by a lovely exhibition of Mary Fedden's work that I didn't know was on and spent half an hour enjoying her colours and the scent of lilies in the gallery and choosing what I'd buy if I had a few thousand pounds to treat myself.
And then I walked around the corner to see this Lowry exhibition, and paintings that remind me of back streets where I used to walk with my dad when I was very small.
And so I didn't really do any of the things that I was supposed to be doing. But never mind.

9 comments:

Cornflower said...

Thankyou for that lovely glimpse of Mary Fedden.

mary said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Cornflower. I was walking down the street and the colours drew me in.

Toffeeapple said...

An artist whom I adore. Her work is always so fresh-looking. Thank you for showing her work. I wish I could see it every day.

Darlene said...

That was so interesting, Mary. I loved that she cut out pictures and then used them as a base to paint around.

mary said...

It would be nice to own one, Toffeeapple.

They were showing the film in full at the gallery, Darlene, but it's an hour long and unfortunately I didn't have that long.

StuckInABook said...

Mary Fedden's work looks lovely - I often think I should explore lesser-known artists, and you often show beauties. But for non-Londoners, these things are difficult to find. I go to Modern Art Oxford sometimes, all hopeful, and leave so disappointed...

mary said...

That's a shame, Simon - but you do come up to London quite often, and sometimes it's nice just to stroll through that part of town and see what grabs your eye in the windows.
I did see a stunning Howard Hodgkin exhibition at Modern Art Oxford maybe a couple of years ago.

Isabelle said...

How lovely. I'd never heard of her. She's a bit Eliz Blackadderish - isn't she? Not completely though. The little film is amazing: one thinks as she paints big strokes, I could do that. And then one sees the end result and... no, I couldn't.

mary said...

She makes it seem so easy, Isabelle - that's exactly what I was thinking!
I see what you mean about Elizabeth Blackadder, and maybe a bit of Winifred Nicholson, too.