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About David J Edwards
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I was born in Essex, England in 1944 and immigrated to Canada in 1957, residing first in Toronto and moving to Calgary in 1960. Now residing near Kelowna, British Columbia. Early influences on my style and career included John Constable and J. M. W. Turner. This influence may still be seen in my landscapes of rounded trees and powerful cloudscapes.
Later, the work of the late French minimalist Nicolas De Stael played the most significant role in my development as a painter. I was moved by the manner in which De Stael was able to use subtle changes in colour values and textures to shape his paintings rather than relying on detail. Mylandscape paintings are abstracted to simple forms relying on texture and tonal variations to create drama.
My still-life and flower works are painted with a palette knife and sometimes brush in acrylic either on canvass or panels. I build the shapes of the abstracted flowers, not being at all concerned with the type of flower, by layering subtle changes in tone and colour value, creating my unique style of still-life. Most landscapes are painted with a brush although occasionally a palette knife may be used for effect.
I've had solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle, Charlotte, NC, Perth, Australia.
My paintings may be found in many corporate and private collections across the world.