Artist Barbara Edwards

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Artist's Statement
Inspiration comes from my love of nature and animals. Living in the North Georgia Mountains and surrounded by cow pastures, horses, goats and even alpacas ,  I have plenty of subject matter as well as setting up my own still life subjects, and use only my own photographs for reference material. I delight in seeing the beauty in ordinary objects most people would overlook. My belief is that many moments are precious and ephemeral and that through art can be captured.
Painting outdoors en plein aire is a necessity. It is in nature that a true feeling of the ambiance of a landscape is internalized. Painting in the studio is then possible after having observed the true colors, light , atmosphere of a landscape.
When an artist creates a work of art and someone observes it, they  also looking at a self portrait of the artist, as nothing can come out of the artist that is not within the artist. You are seeing what the artist is feeling as well as what he or she is seeing and also  the depth of their sensibilities.
I paint primarily in watercolor, as I am drawn to the luminosity and spontaneous nature of the medium, but paint with acrylics and pastels as well. Experimental techniques are also used creating a work of art combining representational and abstract techniques resulting in a painting consisting of planning and chance, much as life is. Abstract patterns, composition, and a certain quality of light and atmosphere are also important for a successful painting.
I attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Florida State University, and the Corcoran School of Art, and earned  a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art from Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia, graduating with summa cum laude honors.  Studying  with many internationally known watercolor instructors over the years has been a pleasure.  Signature membership of numerous watercolor societies , [...]

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