I have always been fascinated by architecture and the ways in which man has chosen to enclose his space. Focusing on signature historic buildings in and around Santa Monica, my representational paintings serve as an informal documentation of the area. I have always been aware of the architectural shapes that shelter and surround me. When I first came here, Los Angeles was a big town and I watched it turn into a vast, city. Most of my work revolves around buildings, especially older ones that seem to carry a sense of history with them.
Fielden Harper and her husband moved to Californa from their native Kentucky soon after they were married. While raising a family, she attended Otis Art Institute where she received her B. A. and then went on to Californis State University, Los Angeles for her M.F.A. in painting.
Fielden maintains a studio at the Santa Monica Airport and is a member of The Artist's Gallery. She has exhibited extensively... including an exhibition in Seoul, Korea. Her work is in many public and private collections, including but not limited to The President's Fund Collection, J. Paul Getty Trust; United Way; TRW; Ziffren, Brittenham and Branca, Century City; Dr. Lauren Reager and The Milken Institute.