Gareth Edwards RWA
Gareth Edwards is a contemporary landscape and seascape painter. He is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, an elected RWA Academician, and is a resident of St Ives’ historic Porthmeor Studios, previously occupied by luminaries of British painting such as Patrick Heron and Ben Nicholson. He is a sessional tutor at the Newlyn School of Art and a prominent member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
Demonstrating a powerful approach to process and the materiality of paint, Gareth’s work invites us to contemplate ideas of the human ‘journey’- our physical journey through time and space, and our psychological journey of existence. At their heart, his paintings aspire to a state of beauty and to what the artist describes as ‘emotional weather’, exploring equivalents in external environment and internal atmosphere.
“Contemporary Landscape painting has it's detractors, but I believe it remains full of potential. My work considers the meaning and metaphor of natural forces, in the tradition of Constable and Turner, artists who recognised the power, beauty and grace of nature and humanity's relationship with it.”