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Arts on the Trail is proud to present Richard Edwards as this yearís featured guest artist. Richard will be based out of the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre where he will be displaying and selling his works as well as offering workships for the general public. Keep reading for more information on Richard, and click on the WORKSHOP link below for more information on signing up for this unique opportunity.

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Richard Edwards AOCA, NOAA.


Richard Edwards is an accomplished Canadian artist whose work belongs to many private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe. He was born in Toronto and has been a full time artist since graduating with honors from Ontario College of Art in 1970.

Mr. Edwards works in a number of mediums, such as oils, acrylic, watercolours and serigraphs, and he has chosen the challenging art form of watercolour as his main medium from nature. These paintings and original hand pulled serigraphs capture a moment in time, filled with colour and natural light. Richard has spent many years refining his skills as a watercolorist. He uses multiple layers of washes to bring out the depths and mood of a subject. Work that Richard begins in nature is completed in the studio and when opportunity arises work is completed plein-air painting. His exceptional landscapes reflect his dynamic approach to watercolours and the respect he has for nature.

Living premently on Manitoulin Island he has the opportunity to paint mostly in Northern Ontario but has painted from across Canada to Mexico. Manitoulin Island is a picturesque and mysterious area and is a painterís inspiration. Being surrounded by such rugged beauty he is constantly inspired to share his artistic visions.

Richard works from his studio at Edwards Studios located in the historical Old Mill Kagawong. He is an Associate of the Ontario College of Art, a member of Visual Arts Ontario, Ontario Craft Council, Northern Ontario Art Association, Manitoulin Fine Art Association, Elizabethís Art Gallery Goderich and the Sudbury Northern Artist Gallery/Artist on Elgin. Richardís work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and received many Awards making him an established and recognized artist.


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