Maureen Fayle sadly passed away in 2018. Maureen lived in Teignmouth in Devon. What is discernible in her work is the influence of two of Britain’s most important twentieth century painters, Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland. From the former she took the English tradition of deep attachment to the countryside while responding imaginatively to European modernism. From the latter she absorbed the gift of visual metaphor. She used semi-abstract patterns of haunting shapes to convey a sense of being in a particular place or the sense of a particular season.
Her work was selected for and sold at the Open Exhibition at the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in 2009 and 2010. This was a notable achievement as this institution it lists among its Academicians Mary Fedden RA, Sir Peter Blake RA and Ken Howard RA. In 2008 she was awarded the Judge’s Award for the Best Landscape at the Teignmouth Art Society.