I have been painting in watercolour for a number of years having been greatly influenced by time spent with the late David Weston who greatly encouraged me and gave me the enthusiasm for the medium. I regularly exhibit locally and my work features mainly landscapes, townscapes and village scenes.
I regularly undertake watercolour commissions and I’ve found that paintings of houses, gardens and village scenes are among the most popular subjects. Commissions have also been undertaken for businesses which have been used for marketing purposes: letter headings, brochures, menus, etc.
I also work with acrylic ink and here my work is mainly abstract and semi-abstract. This is in complete contrast to my more traditional watercolours and I love the freedom and excitement of working without the constraints of recognisable form and palette.
After seeing the work of the late Canadian first nation artist Bernard Chee Chee, I developed a minimalist style of line drawing which has proved very popular. This sits comfortably alongside my cartoons where I have had a number published in both local and regional magazines over the years. More recently I have also become interested in rustic sculptures made from found wood which I source from local building sites; there is little driftwood in Market Harborough!
My works are included in private collections not only in the UK but also as far afield as Canada, America, Australia, France, Belgium, Cyprus, Burma and Bangladesh. I am also a past Treasurer of Leicester Sketch Club and Chairman of the Market Harborough Art Club.
More of my work can be viewed at my website: www.michaeledwardsartist.co.uk
or I can be contacted on: 01858 463321 or 07899 801803
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org