Jim Edwards is best known for his depictions of iconic buildings and bridges of the North East. His work falls into two gen...res, contemporary cityscapes and abstract paintings inspired by manmade forms and buildings. Both styles follow a theme of architecturally inspired structures and dominating linear form.
Edwards' cityscape paintings are not studies from life, nor is he trying to capture a particular viewpoint. His paintings have their origin in memory, how he remembers the workings and landmarks of the city, rather than a straightforward representation. The compositions evolve from a combination of imagination and selective memory, which are then altered and exaggerated. Certain buildings are forgotten or simplified, creating a personal view of the city.
In August 2015, Jim opened his new 59 Lime Street Studio Gallery, right in the creative Ouseburn area, of Newcastle upon Tyne. By combining his studio with a gallery environment, he’s created a unique space to paint in, whilst showcasing his latest paintings and limited edition prints.