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 coming to Australia in 1982 Freda has established herself through solo exhibitions and group shows as a highly respected watercolour and acrylic painter. In 1990 her painting “Backyard” was selected for exhibition in the Herald Heritage Award and in 1991 two paintings “Backyard” and “Backyard Pool” toured Australia in the prestigious National Exhibition - Portrait of Australia. In 1994 “Dockscape” was selected and hung in the Salon de Refuses at the S H Ervin Gallery.
Subsequently, Freda was featured as a master painter in both the Water Colour Annual ’98 and the January and October 1999 issues of the International Artist Magazine, and in March 2000, and January and February 2003, further articles on her work appeared in Australian Artist magazine
A multi award winning artist, including the Mosman Art Prize and awards at the Royal Easter Show, including a first prize in the Marine Section in 2000, she was approached by the print distributors Art Throughout Australia with a view to reproducing her work. There are now three of her reproductions in circulation.
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