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Fedden''s principal subject is still life. She is fascinated by the shape, colour and variety of natural forms and everyday objects. The subject of this painting is the table she used when she began making prints in 1971 and which belonged to her husband, the artist, Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988). Fedden paints directly from the motif, but adds imaginative details. 'I hope to paint things as I want them to be,' she has said. 'I would rather transform the things I look at ... to make the picture that I want to make.'

August 2004