Palms to Peaks: The Art of Janet Edwards

Palms to Peaks: The Art of Janet Edwards

by Janet Edwards, Fred Edwards
     
 

Palms to Peaks: The Art of Janet Edwards is a collection of more than 60 full-color works that trace the development of artist Janet Edwards over a career spanning nearly half a century. Edwards, a lifelong resident of California, is a regional realist whose etchings capture the history and natural beauty of the state. Through this collection, Edwards

Overview

Palms to Peaks: The Art of Janet Edwards is a collection of more than 60 full-color works that trace the development of artist Janet Edwards over a career spanning nearly half a century. Edwards, a lifelong resident of California, is a regional realist whose etchings capture the history and natural beauty of the state. Through this collection, Edwards pays homage not only to the stunning vistas, palms, groves, flora, and fauna that have become icons of Southern California life, but also to the coastal, central, and northern regions of the state.

A formally trained artist, Edwards often combines etching techniques and the selective application of color, a la poupée, to create a watercolor-like effect.  Many of her works are embellished with detailed elements of embossing, which add an ethereal depth to the compositions as a whole. Each piece of art is accompanied by a narrative vignette from Fred Edwards, the artist's husband.  These musings offer insight into the regional and personal history surrounding the depicted scenes.

This jacketed cloth edition includes an overview of the artist's process and the etching and embossing techniques used to create the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589482852
Publisher:
ESRI Press
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
12.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Janet Edwards is a renowned California artist.  She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Redlands. Edwards is an active member of the Redlands Art Association and cochair of the RAA endowment fund.  Her works are displayed in galleries throughout California and Oregon.

Fred Edwards, a retired minister and licensed marriage and family therapist, holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Redlands and a master of theology degree from the Claremont School of Theology. Active as an artist since 1971, he is past president and present board member of the Redlands Art Association.  Edwards coauthored the book Redlands in the Postcard History series (Arcadia Publishing, 2006).

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