Mary Fedden Inspired Still Lifes

12:57 PM

I discovered the art of Mary Fedden via Pinterest. I had looked back at my pins on my Art Inspirations board and realized I had clearly been charmed by the work of this wonderful British artist (who passed away just two years ago.) For my group of K thru 5th graders I settled on a still life of black tulips and lemons (both reoccurring elements in her work). I found this video of her speaking about her art which I shared with the children: I love how she described adding cut elements like putting together a "jigsaw puzzle." That's how my group approached their still lifes. I also learned that David Hockney was a pupil of hers. The children's use of bold color reminds me of his work. I look forward to creating more Mary Fedden inspired art, getting more involved with the "jigsaw puzzle" approach.



  1. Oh, be still my heart! Love the project, love the video! Thanks Mary :)

  2. Inspiring project, great the children could see that viedo. Janice

  3. I LOVE these, Mary!! The black and white tulips are stunning. Thank you for introducing a new artist for me to add to my "Artist" board on Pinterest. I will definitely use this video when talking about multi-media works of art!!

  4. Thanks all! She seems like such a neat lady and I loved the glimpse into her studio and process.

  5. This is glorious!! I love this project!! PINNING!


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