watercolour and gold leaf on paper
framed size 63.5 x 64cm
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Linda Edwards creates intensely colourful paintings and is developing a passion for gold leaf. Her work could be called ‘new traditional’. It is often inspired by poetry and has a lyrical, naive, decorative style. Medieval illuminated manuscripts, Persian and Indian miniatures and folk art are all influential in her work.
Linda’s paintings light up a room, the gold leaf catches the light and creates movement. Collectors often buy two or three as they work so well together to animate a space.
‘My paintings are rich and decorative and reminiscent perhaps of exotic textiles. I like to make a ragged edge to the paper, create rich layered colours and apply gold leaf inscribed with pattern. The final effect is timeless and yet very contemporary. My subjects are the birds and trees that remind us of well-loved English gardens and time they may have spent in an aromatic Mediterranean summer.’
Successful in the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition at Bankside Gallery in London for the second year running, last year Linda won a prestigious award at this event. She has shown at Zillah Bell Gallery in North Yorkshire and at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Linda was born in Africa and grew up in the North East, before moving to Cambridge as a student. Other spells in Greece, Germany and Africa preceded a move to Shrewsbury in Shropshire in 1991 where she still lives.
Working as a professional illustrator for over 25 years, Linda has illustrated over twenty books for children.