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Born in 1966, Fredendall was raised in Bucks County amidst the vibrant arts culture that has defined the area since artists first arrived to establish residence on the old farms and in the eclectic river towns. Among her first memories was falling to sleep to the music played across the street by pianist Anna Ward. Anna was married to artist Charles Ward and Fredendall remembers waiting for her piano lessons soaking in Ward's work as she waited for her turn at his wife's piano. In the center of her home town of Carversville , she could walk through the massive sculptures assembled in Raymond Barger's meadow behind the family's converted mill. She was deeply honored to have her work included with Barger's in a group showing curated from the collection of the Michener Museum.
These memories, along with being raised by artists, forged deep ties to the arts for Fredendall who attended Duke University to study Art History, first in North Carolina and then in London and Florence. She returned to Bucks County to begin her career as an artist in 1988.
Her first exhibitions were local, followed by numerous national group shows. Her work is now represented by galleries in Philadelphia, Pittsburg, and Providence. She received the honor of the Rauschenberg Foundation's "The Power of Art" grant.
Her work reflects her love of the light, color, and texture of the landscape and her interest in capturing those elements in her paintings and drawings across a wide range of mediums including oil paint, oil pastel, gouache, graphite, charcoal, along with work on acid etched tin panels.
Fredendall demonstrates an imposing repertoire of paint handling techniques...(the paintings) are highly plotted affairs that appear to emerge slowly in successive layers - the layer beneath never quite obscuring what comes next. The lyricism is so pervasive that at times one can imagine the pigment itself soaked in some sweet nectar."