Claire Edwards

CV

Education

1974 - 1975 - Winchester School of Art - Foundation Year
1975 - 1978 - University of Wolverhampton (then Polytechnic) - BA (Hons) Fine Art
1978 - 1979 - University of Reading - PGCE
1995 - 2000 - Open University - Part time study - BA (Hons)
2002 - 2004 - Open University - MA in Philosophy

I have lived in London since graduating in 1979.

Selected Exhibitions

2009 - Petley's, Cork Street, London W1 - Christmas Exhibition
2010 - Petley's, Cork Street, London W1 - Christmas Exhibition
2012 - March/April Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2012 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2013 - The Little Gallery, St Emilion nr. Bordeaux - work on show
2014 - `Cityscapes', Tufton Street, Westminster
2015 - Battersea Art Station, 25-27th Sept, Battersea Art Centre 
2016 - The Lovely Gallery, Sydenham. Works on paper. 23 April - 15 May
2016 - The Lovely Gallery, Sydenham. Christmas Exhibition

Artist Statement


I paint landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Like all figurative painters I am concerned with noticing intensely what is actually out there in the world. Selection and interpretation as well as underlying structure and harmony are more important to me than photographic realism.
  Drawing is the starting off point in my paintings. I like the sense of limitless potential in simple, traditional materials. I always carry a sketchbook and will draw anything that strikes me as interesting, or even outstandingly ordinary.
Animals present special challenges because they are rarely still. You often have to work on a few drawings moving from one to the other.
  Natural objects nearly always figure in my still lifes. Even the most mundane objects become more interesting under observation often suggesting poetic and dramatic associations.
A session of painting or drawing tunes up your perceptions - you seem to see more.

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