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A brief introduction on the late Michael B. Edwards d. 2009

A leading painter of marine and landscape subjects, Michael Edwards enjoyed considerable success having exhibited in leading galleries in England and Wales and  won several prestigious prizes for his work.

Michael  painted predominantly in oils but also used acrylics and watercolours. His subjects were Marine, seascapes, river, lakes, harbours and boats and landscapes, mainly in the West Country, Wales, Venice and Cornwall. His paintings developed in a bolder and more impressionist manner.  Using large square brushstokes, Michael's latter work combined strong elements of representation with a pattern of light and colour which emphasised key aspects of the paintings design and subject matter.

The later paintings of Michael's  retained  the artist's skills in drawing and composition and displayed a knowledge of the subject matter, whether it be marine, landscape, still life or figure work.

Over the years  Michael had published three books and numerous articles in magazines in the UK and overseas. He lived for many years in Gloucestershire near the River Severn at Rodley with his wife Sybil.

Michael Edwards had over sixteen years experience as a successful professional painter and established a considerable reputation for his work. Initially he ran holiday courses in the Cotswolds and wrote two instructional books, 'Painting Towns and Cities' and 'Painting Water' both for the publisher David & Charles. Before his untimely death in 2009 he had painted entirely for exhibitions and galleries and his work is now in many collections in the UK and overseas.

For several years Michael had exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), he had won two prizes at the ROI and one at the Artists Magazine competition for professional artists at Patchings Art Fair. He belonged to two painter groups, the Dobunni Painters, five professional artists who paintedin the West Country and the Bristol Savages.  He was also President of the cheltenham Art Club.


Solo Shows

The Gallery, Cirencester                                           2001 - 2004                         

The Old Vicarage Gallery, Bisley, Glos                  1994 -2005                               

The Long Curve Gallery, Chipping Campden       2004                                       

Martin's Gallery, Cheltenham                                    2006-2007                                

The George Gallery, Newnham on Severn             2008                                         

The Applestore Gallery, Brockhampton                   2008                                        

Gallery LeFort Fine Art, Bath                                    2008-2009

Group Shows

The Albany, Cardiff                                                      2003- 2006

The Red Rag, Stow on the Wold                               2004 - 2008

The Dobunni Artists Group                                        1998-2008

(5 artists who show in the Cotswolds)

Bristol Savages Annual Exhibition                           1992- 2008

Professional Societies, London

Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)                          2001-2008

Prize winner 2001 and 2004            

Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA)                    1992 - 2008      Regular Exhibitor

Other Galleries Group Shows

Walker Galleries, Harrogate

Clifton Gallery, Bristol

Oberon Art, Burnham High Street

Fusion Gallery, Wotton-Under-Edge

Peter Hedley, Wareham

Sadler Street Gallery, Wells

Rowley Contemporary Art, London

Harbour Reflections
Edwards Michael B


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