Similar to impressionists use of colors or the tiles in a mosaic, Torn Paper Paintings unconventional collage technique creates this same visual interest.
Small bits of handmade and hand-painted papers, rice paper, book pages, and maps, create the color palette from which the image is created. The papers are given a pattern and color in advance, but once the piece begins, it relies solely on the colors of the paper. These segments come together to create the image like the dots of pointillism create their painting.
Since many of her subjects are that of coastal images, for many years Ms. Edwards work had been a welcomed addition to The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis, Ma.
Now she has become a member artist at The Hotpoint Emporium in Bristol, RI.
Her work can also been seen throughout the year in various art shows in the New England area.
An accomplishment she is particularly proud of is having her artwork become part of the permanent collection at the Weymouth & Dartmouth locations of the Boston Children's Hospital - helping to brighten the day of those little ones who need it most.
Over the past several years her work has been noticed and articles publish by:
Aug 2015 - "Incite 3" published by North Light Books
May/June 2013 - Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine
Sept. 2012 - SoCo Magazine
Aug. 2012 - Cape Cod Magazine
Sept. 2011 - Collage in Color eMag - Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine
July/Aug 2011 - Somerset Studios Magazine
Oct. 2010 - The Herald News
May 2010 - The Standard Times
April 2010 - The Herald News
Wanda didn't begin her formal art training until the youngest of her two daughters began kindergarten. It was at this time she enrolled in night classes at the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied for four years in their Scientific and Technical Illustration program. After graduation she continued to take many privately taught painting classes.
Wanda worked for many years in various art-related fields as well as earning her real estate license on the side before deciding to put her full time efforts into pursuing her own personal artwork. Happily, this has turned out to be one of her best decisions yet.
Ms. Edwards lives with her husband Mark, a yacht broker, beside a lovely pond in Dartmouth, Ma.