Simon Edwards is a regular contributor to Art in A Garden. His works stand out in their execution of an atmospheric landscape, familiar to most New Zealanders even if unable to pin point their actual location.
Edwards was born in Christchurch, where he attended art school at the University of Canterbury and continues to live and work. It is, therefore, only natural that the south Island landscape should be the source of his work. In his artist statement he describes himself as a modernist in that he is aware of his materials, conscious of his methodology and follows traditional forms of the landscape. In the process of painting he builds up a dialogue between the medium, the landscape and himself.