Paul Edwards: Obsessive Expressionist

Paul Edwards, Custer's Last Stand, 72 x 79 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Paul Edwards, Custer's Last Stand, 72 x 79 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Paul Behnke blogs about the paintings of Paul Edwards.

Behnke writes: "Edwards' work is characterized by a unique, expressive depiction of the figure and an eye for detail, all locked within compositions that are violent and lyrical all at once. Generally, he employs a limited color palette that establishes mood while his obsessive drawing and mark making provide an anxious counterpoint that bears the weight of his dramatic narratives. Earlier subjects included street scenes and observed environmental motifs or highly personal takes on mythological and religious tales. More recent works tend to depict a lone protagonist struggling against insurmountable odds, as in his exhaustive explorations of Bull Fighters and Lion Tamers."