Enigmas and ironies abound in the work of Mark Edwards. It is a joy to lose yourself down labyrinthine pathways of possible narrative; suited figures, forest, snow and trains to unknown destinations. It is an equal delight to marvel at Edwards’ remarkable techniques, all honed to make his paintings vibrate with colour, resolve in composition and twang with tension.
Edwards was born in London where he also studied art during the 1960s. By the mid-1970s Edwards had relocated to a rundown house on the north coast of Scotland where he painted and illustrated book covers (including Kingsley Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Sue Townsend, Michael Morpugo, and Philip Pullman.) Edwards began his current series of paintings, ‘The White Wood,’ in 2007.