Welsh ( b.1934 )
|Image size||17.7 inches x 26.8 inches ( 45cm x 68cm )|
|Frame size||25 inches x 33.5 inches ( 63.5cm x 85cm )|
Sold by Big Sky Fine Art.
One of the finest watercolour artists of his generation, Malcolm Edwards was born in 1934 and studied at Liverpool University. He worked first as an architect before painting full time. He now mostly paints from his studio in Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales, working from sketchbooks full of information and images collected over the last thirty years.
He has won many awards and in 1994 was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art.
The work of Malcolm Edwards is almost exclusively the landscapes of north Wales, specifically Snowdonia, and has a characteristic, atmospheric style. He says “Wild and mountainous places are the main source of my inspiration. I am fascinated by the texture of buildings and the landscape riven by the corrosive forces of wind and rain and with the fickle changes of light created on the faceted surfaces.”
He is acknowledged as one of Wales’ most accomplished contemporary artists and has contributed greatly to the promotion of Welsh art;
“The mood and drama is paramount and I want the viewer to be completely struck by the thought that it could only be Wales, even if the image or a large proportion of it is non-representational.”
Today his paintings are in collections in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Sweden, Bermuda, South Africa, France and Germany. His works have also been purchased by Rolls Royce, The Contemporary Arts Society for Wales, Aberystwyth and the The Clwyd Fine Arts Trust.
The painting shown here is an exceptional piece, with an almost three-dimensional view down the Snowdonia valleys.