'In these oil paintings I am exploring colour, and in particular the interaction of one colour with another
within the painting . My recent work has been described as both 'optimistic' and 'poetic' - I hope you will
My starting point is the effect you get at dusk, that luminous quality of light on the garden, particularly in
high summer when my garden is bursting with colourful flowers. Known as the Puskinje effect, the garden looks
as though it is lit from within. Bonnard called it 'l'heure bleu'.
I want to capture and evoke the magic of it, or the 'enchanted moments of heightened perception' to borrow
a phrase from Kenneth Clark.'
For more information see www.fredawaldapfel.squarespace.com and www.junogallery.com .