Edward's work can be found in the collections of Dave Matthews, Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk, John Grisham, Sarah F. Dupont, Herbie Hancock, Bank One, The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond VA, Bruce Weber, New York, Christopher Makkos, New York
Artist Statement: I record my world in an archival medium, without artificial
interface between the subject and my eyes nor between my eyes and the emerging piece; painting with oils, out of doors, from direct observation. I strive to achieve paintings that not only are faithful recordings of the site and weather conditions but, upon closer inspection, can hold their own on an Abstract level of pure color and mark making. To make possible this dual existence of paint I believe two things are crucial. Practice, and a minimum of thought during the act of painting. Thinking gets in the way and leads to artifice; painting what you think is there rather than what is there. What the eye sees must be transposed directly to the fingers holding the brush. The muscles know precisely what chords of color to pick off the palette in response to what the eye has seen. Thus the paint is laid down with a minimum of thought but instead with the unconscious patterning of a muscle that has made this notation a million times before. The paint is laid down precisely enough to satisfy the needs of representing the subject, but with an immediacy enough to satisfy the Abstract demand that the paint be paint.
Edward was born in 1972 in Charlottesville VA where he currently lives & chronicles its history with his paintings.
1991-1996 University of Virginia,
1994 Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1995 Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
1991-Present. Student of Richard Crozier, student of Wayne Thiebaud
1995-2002 Gallery Neo, Charlottesville, Virginia.
1996 Pavillion IX, University of Virginia.
1997 Virginia State Arboretum, Boyce, Virginia.
1998-2000 McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville.
1999 Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
2000 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
2001 Office of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
2002 American Academy, Rome.
2003 University of Virginia Medical Center.
2004-Present. Represented in Charlottesville by Jose Giron.