Born in 1957 Brin Edwards always been fascinated by the natural world and have had a compulsion to draw and paint wildlife for as long as he can remember. His interest in birds dates from his early childhood spent in Singapore where he was captivated by the colourful tropical species in his back garden. Back in the UK he also recalls meeting Peter Scott at the Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust when he was about ten years old and Peter's encouraging words for Brin's hamfisted attempt to capture the likeness of a flamingo in crayons stay with him to this day.
Brin went on to study Biology and Ecology at University and graduated with vague ideas of a career in scientific research. However he soon realised that he was much more interested in the way the natural world looks than in any theories about how it worked. He gradually started to get his illustrations published and built up a folio of work for a variety of UK and European book and magazine publishers.
In recent years he has developed a more personal and expressive way of depicting the natural world in my oil paintings. This looser and atmospheric approach acts as a kind of antidote to the precision of his illustration work.
He feels very fortunate to live and work in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and much of the inspiration for his paintings comes from close to home. In 2008 he completed a purpose built straw bale studio which is a truly inspiring work space as well as a classroom for his teaching.
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