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Country gents: New exhibition by Sutherland surrealist

Sutherland-based artist Mark Edwards  has another brilliant show at the Catto Gallery in Hampstead from October 2nd - 21st October .... His wonderful paintings depict scenes of men in great coats and bowler hats in snowy, wooded landscapes.  Working from a former shepherd's cottage, his "The White Wood" series has led him to being "described as a modern master of a very British form of surrealism".

The Catto Gallery in Hampstead, London, will exhibit 24 new original canvases from the series next month.

Edwards, who also illustrates books, said: "For me The White Wood is to do with silence, memory, separation and things that I still don't really understand, occasionally humorous yet sometimes disturbing.But where I once felt uncomfortable and tense, now I'm far more at home with the surreal and intangible"

Edwards studied fine art at London's Medway Art College and then Walthamstow College of Art in the 1960s. He then moved north to the rundown property on the shores of Loch Hope.

Alongside his painting, he worked as a gillie on the neighbouring Duke of Westminster estate, but  stopped in 2007 and began creating art from which The White Wood series emerged.

 Edwards now paints from his remote studio in a cottage in Sutherland.

Read this article on Creative Review www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2014/october/enigmatic-paintings-by-mark-edwards-on-show-at-catto-gallery

Mark Edwards is represented by www.artistpartners.com

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A guide to commissioning: from brief to contract by Caroline Thomson 13.30 – 15.00, Wednesday 19 November

Room T303, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB

Starting a career as a freelance illustrator or photographer? Find out what questions should you be asking your clients when you get your first commissions. How much can you negotiate on deadlines, payment, licencing or pricing? Quiz our illustration agent for information and advice from the client point of view.

Speaker profile:

Caroline Thomson, Arena Illustration http://arenaillustration.com

Caroline studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Norwich School of Art and gained a Masters in Illustration at the University of Brighton. After a ten year career as a freelance illustrator, she joined Arena Illustration as a rep in 2001, going on to become co-director in 2005. Caroline is also Chair Person of the Society of Artists Agents (SAA).

To book please visit the Enterprise Week website: http://creativeenterpriseweek.com/event/a-guide-to-commissioning-from-brief-to-contract

The event is run by Own-it in collaboration with the Society of Artists Agents (SAA).

 

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