Edwin Green - Plein Air Painter
"From childhood art has always been special, but it took a major leap of faith to turn it into more than an avocation.Years ago on a sailing trip from Bali to Cyprus I laid over for six months in Sri Lanka. A visit to a local batik shop was fascinating - the beautiful fabrics created, the simplicity of it all. I asked the owner if he would teach me how it was done. He laughed and said just come, help if you want, and you will learn." Studio classes at VCU in Richmond, VA, study at the excellent art facility of the Université of Montpellier with the world renown Musée Fabre nearby in town, countless hours in museums, and much practice set me on my way.Painting is captivating; I paint every day. You are truly lucky if you can find your passion - even luckier if you are able to pursue it.
In September, a trip to the Coast of Maine provided fodder for the mind of this inquisitive explorer/artist. See some of the product of his wandering eye below. Click on any picture to see a larger version of it.
In October, a trip to Paris took Edwin to a favorite painting enviroment. A couple walking in Montmartre, scenes in Place des Vosges (including Victor Hugo's House), l'Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame are a few of the wonderful paintings created for your pleasure. Be sure to check out the Giclee on Canvas reproduction we have created of Notre Dame in the gallery.