1957 - ?

Brin Edwards

He spent his early childhood in Singapore where he was captivated by the colourful tropical species in his back garden and has always been fascinated by the natural world and having a compulsion to draw and paint wildlife. On returning to the UK he went on to study biology at University of Exeter gaining a BSc. Hons., and ecology at the University of Durham, graduating with a masters degree with the idea of a career in scientific research but realised he had more interest in the way the natural world looks. He gradually started to get his illustrations published and built up a folio of work for a variety of UK and European book and magazine publishers and since 1992 has been a freelance natural history and wildlife illustrator. In recent years Brin has developed a more personal and expressive way of depicting the natural world in his oil paintings and this looser and atmospheric approach acts as a kind of antidote to the precision of his illustration work. Much of the inspiration his paintings comes from close to home where, in 2008, he completed a purpose built straw bale studio as well as a classroom for his teaching at Maple Cottage, 59 Barrack Road, Assington, Sudbury in Suffolk. He works mainly in oils and concentrate mostly on birds as wildlife subjects being particularly interested in the effects of light often using light as a start point in the paintings and the birds will follow. A Council Member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and regularly exhibits at their Mall Gallery show in London, he also exhibits at The Pinkfoot Gallery, Cley-next-the Sea, Norfolk; Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk; Cambridge Contemporary Art and The Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk.

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