Freda was born in
Harrow England and studied art and later graphic design and illustration at
Bourneville School of Art, Birmingham, United Kingdom. She worked in London as
a graphic designer in publishing as well as illustrating two children’s books
and teaching art for several years. Since arriving in Australia in 1982
Freda has established herself through solo exhibitions and group shows as a
highly respected painter.
Freda was featured as a master painter in both the Water Colour Annual ’98 and
International Artist Magazine. Articles on her work have since appeared in
Australian Artist Magazine.
She is a multi-award winning artist, including the Mosman Art Prize, the Royal
Easter Show and the CASS Art of Sydney Awards.
In October 2003, Freda was accepted as an exhibiting member of the Royal Art
Society of NSW and has showed her work in all their exhibitions since then .In
2009, Freda was elevated to “Fellow” In 2017 Freda was made a life member of
Oatley 101 Society of Artists Inc. for her services to the Society.
Freda, who has always been interested in people, both at work and play,
demonstrates a high level of excellence using vibrant colours to depict a great
variety of subjects from landscapes through waterscapes, cityscapes,
still-life, floral, portraiture, life painting and miniatures. She enjoys using
different mediums, including: Watercolour, Acrylic, Gouache, Coloured Pencils
and Graphite. Freda feels that good draughtsmanship is a basis for successful
painting and never stops drawing. She works in fine detail using strong colour
to create pieces, which glow with life and light. This results in highly
successful warm paintings, which demonstrate her ability to capture and
recreate the images realistically. This is reflected by the number of her
works, which are highly sought after by collectors both in Australia and overseas.
Freda is totally dedicated to her work, when she’s not painting, she is
thinking about it.