Glen Edwards's ability to paint "real" people shows up in his award winning watercolor and oil paintings. His paintings have been exhibited in many one man and jury international and national exhibits and is collected by people throughout the World.
A few of his awards and honors include: US Art Magazine Bronze Medal Award of Excellence, Arts for the
Parks National Traveling Exhibit, Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibits, Best of Show, Intermountain Society of Artist's 3rd Annual Open Competition and Exhibit, Purchase Award, Eccles Statewide Exhibit, First Place Watercolor Award, Dixie College Invitational, Best of Show and Purchase Award, Festival of the American West.
Glen was also a featured artist in Southwest Art, July 1988. His paintings and illustrations have also been featured on covers and articles of numerous
books, magazines and publications in Los Angeles, New York City and throughout the Intermountain West and Kansas.
Growing up in Southern Idaho taught me to appreciate the land, people, animals, machinery and the strong work ethic offarm and ranch country. When at 5'5 my dream of an athletic career evaporated, I turned to art and worked hard to learn the skills to communicate visually. I believe that artists are made and not born.
I work very quickly with painterly brushwork and color. My best work has been painted very spontaneously which allows me to maintain its freshness and spirit. Starting out in advertising/graphic design has given me a love of simple graphic composition and shape and of strong color which I feel gives my work impact and daring. I feel strongly the need for good drawing as I think that good drawing is the basis of good painting. I enjoy working with form and light, rarely painting a subject without a strong light source. This allows me to deal with a full range of values.
An artist once told me, "Looking at a Glen Edwards painting, I get the same feeling that I got when I saw my first original Vermeer. I immediately went behind the painting to find out where the light was
Glen started the art department at Utah State University and is now ready to retire from his long teaching career and pursue his first love, painting.
Glen's art program developed into one of the best. Glen's approval was one of highlighting the practical skills of drawing and
allot of painting. He taught many painters exhibiting in galleries today.
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