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Faith Tresidder Sheppard (1920-2008) was born 1920 in London, she lived at 4 King’s House, 396 King’s Road, then moving to Welwyn Garden City in 1933. She additionally owned a cottage in Groeston in North Wales.
She was known for painting harbour scenes, seascapes, landscapes, still life and portraits. Her preferred medium was oil, though on occassions used watercolour.
Faith was educated in London, studying art under her mothers direction (Nancy Huntly nee sheppard ) then the Byam Shaw School of Art, The Chelsea School of Art, and at the Royal Academy Schools. Faith had many sell out exhibitions around Europe in the 1960’s and 70’s including two sell out exhibitions at a prominent Beverly Hills gallery in the USA.
Faith’s works are held in many private collections in the UK as well as overseas, including the private collection of the late H. M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Whilst exhibiting at the Paris Salon, she won the St Jean Cap Ferrat Honorable mention in 1970, the silver medal in 1975 and the Gold medal in 1978. She was a member of many art societies in London and the provinces.
In my opinion, Faith’s paintings belong to a large extent to the French school. Her style has all the vitality of impressionism , everywhere with sunlight and colour abound, tempered with this French influence is an inherant sense of peace found in many landscapes of the French school.