This painting presents some form of maze or cage-like garden space, with the foreground foliage dwarfing the paired figures trapped within. They seem isolated, hardly interacting or communicating, and we are placed in the role of observers of a slowly evolving psychological experiment. Born in Lancashire in 1918 Mary Fogg studied at Preston and Manchester Art Schools before the Second World War and, during it, worked as a radiographer. Afterwards she travelled in Europe and earned a living selling her work. She was a friend of Josef Herman in Ystradgynlais. From 1957 her career was largely spent as head of art in various schools, although she attended Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, in the 1960s. A member of The Welsh Group and the Watercolour Society of Wales, she held a solo exhibition at Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery in 2001. Fogg now lives on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales.
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