Stephen Edwards is a lifelong native Hoosier who is a master of
the art of watercolor painting.
Though he is equally skilled in other mediums, his concentration has
been on elevating watercolors to new levels.
He enjoys painting a variety of subjects that display the magic of
values, as well as using color for mood and emotion.
There is always an abstract design that plays into the construction of
his work. This gives his paintings an appeal to both representational
and abstract collectors.
Though he values composition highly in the design of his paintings; he
is also not afraid to modify an idea to create an emotional impact.
Stephen is a member of several art organizations
which include the American Watercolor
Society and National Watercolor Society nationally. Regionally he is a
signature member of the Indiana Hoosier Salon, Pennsylvania Watercolor
Society, Watercolor Society of Indiana (Founding Member), Philadelphia
Watercolor Society, and the Bloomington Watercolor Society. He is also a
member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, Indiana Artist Club, Brown
County Artist Association, Illinois Watercolor Society, Indiana Heritage
Arts, and the Art Association of Madison County. He is also an elected
member of the Mondial Art Academia of France where he was given the
Academician after receiving the Silver Medal for aquamedia in the 2020
international exhibit held in France.
He has won numerous awards in many
the Dorothy Schulz Englehart Award in the Watercolor Society of
Indiana 2020 Juried Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Best Of
Show Indiana Artists Club at the Richmond
Museum in 2021,
First Place Award of Merit In
Watercolor at the 97th
Annual Hoosier Salon 2021,
and the National Watercolor Society Award Of Excellence in Water Media
at the Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 121st
Annual Exhibition. His work is included in many private and corporate
collections across the United States and globally.
Artists Statement: “My inspiration to paint starts with the selection of
the subject. The main consideration when picking any subject, is there
an emotional connection with me? Then, am I able to convey that emotion
to the viewer? I think about each painting not so much as what I have
done, but what does it delivers to the viewer. Art should have that kind
of impact for its observers.
Emotion is what makes
the difference between exciting or bland. It is the aspect of a painting
that an artist can share.”
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