Phillip Edwards is an artist from Daylesford in the Victorian central highlands. He studied Fine arts at The Victorian Collage of Art in the early 1990’s graduating with a Bachelor in fine art painting. A former secondary art teacher of 16 years and small business owner, he now dedicates his time to painting and sculpture. Of late he has been producing large scale majestic watercolours landscapes of Mt Buffalo in Central Victoria and more local scenes. He was awarded the Trustees watercolour prize as a finalist of the 2018 Wynne landscape prize at the gallery of New South Wales. With 30 years art practice with multiple solo shows and group exhibitions in and around Melbourne he continues to refine both his painting and sculptural practice.
Edwards artworks are vibrant and expressive in technique with paint applied in multiple layers with deliberate brisk stroke. Colour flows and overpainting draws out the landscape’s forms.
“When I hike in back country I’m totally present in a contemplative way. Be it a snow drift or local creek I’m drawn in by the macro and micro. Mountains, outcrops, tree and streams and as I look down the mosses and ground covers. For me my paintings capture that invisible energy behind all things. A mystical encounter with beauty.”
Recognition of Phillip’s talent has been gaining pace with these recent awards:
Wynne Prize 2018 Winner: Trustees' Watercolour Prize 2018
Bright 2019 Annual Autumn Art Exhibition - Best Watercolour