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Baltimore artist, George V. Edwards, is accomplished in many mediums; pastel, oil paints, charcoal, photography and computer painting. His artistic style proves to be versatile as well, as it ranges from realistic to abstract.
George’s educational background is as extensive and as varied as his artistic abilities. He was raised in a family of artists. His father, sister and brother were art teachers and his mother sold pencil sketches and prints. George studied art extensively in high school, earned his BFA from Maryland Institute of Art in mixed media and went on to attend graduate school at Ohio University.
As a portrait artist, George has worked in various locations such as Ocean City, Maryland and Lake George, New York. In the Baltimore area he has worked at Harundale Mall, Towsontowne Center and White Marsh Mall. He has also operated his own studio since 1983.
Influenced by practically all of classical art history in general, George feels surrealism to be his first love. Artists of greatest influence are Salvadore Dali, Matta, Monet, Van Gogh, Titian, Van Dyke and Ingres. He also likes oriental art, specifically the southern Sung period in China. George’s portrait style is influenced by many artists that he has worked with or simply watched.
His photography is influenced by Ansel Adams. “Much of my work develops very traditionally; however, sometimes I develop an image with no preconception; photographic subjects often depend on serendipity – what I find on scene.”
George enjoys drawing portraits in a photo-realistic style and yet he also likes creating, on the computer, surrealistic paintings done to pure abstraction. He enjoys making postcard-type standard photographs, but also likes the unusual angle or even cropping photos so that they look abstract. And if all this weren’t enough, George is also accomplished at photo restoration.
For more information, George V. Edwards can be reached at his studio at 58 Skipjack Court, Baltimore, Maryland, 21221, by calling him at 410-780-1931 or by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org