By Deirdre Edwards

Oil Painting
Subject Matter
Abstract - Animals
Reg. Number
177 x 123 cm

Deirdre Edwards largely uses paint as her medium of choice, a large portion of her work comprising of watercolour. Her subject matter can vary, but primarily focuses on exploration. Her latest works have included acrylic and aquacryl on canvas and consists of a series based on lines and angles. She makes observations in her everyday life of the visual stimuli we encounter and what this represents and develops this through the use of line and colour. Edwards experiments with a process called 'mark making' and the subtle or not so subtle representations they provide. She also builds up her work, giving it multiple dimensions over many thin layers of translucent or opaque paint. This is what she calls 'inferring with the image'.

Deirdre Edwards, who currently works and resides in Edinburgh, was born in 1950 in Shanghai, China, where she spent a lot of her childhood. She began her journey into the world of art at a very young age, attending the Guildford and Farnham Art School Foundation and Fine Art Course from ten years old until eighteen. Her education then led her to the London Central School of Art, where she graduated with a BA First Class Honours in Fine Art Painting. For a period after this Deirdre also completed a course at the University of London Goldsmiths' College. In 1994 she relocated to Edinburgh where she spends her time creating works for exhibition.

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