Brazen Edwardsis creating artwork, painting tutorials and offering art mentorship
You’ll get access to my patron-only feed, instructional videos and can join me once a month in a Live Google Hangout! We can talk about art and business topics such as marketing, social media, anything you need to help you become a professional artist.
I'll pre-schedule the hangouts a week before they happen and vary the day and time so that everyone has a chance to join regardless of your timezone. These will be group hangout sessions, and we'll do our best to keep them to an hour. If we end up having a large number of people who sign up for this level, we may have to break the hangouts into a couple of different events throughout the month.
About Brazen Edwards
My work embraces the spontaneity of watercolour and ink (Sumi-e) and places an emphasis on the beauty of each individual brush stroke. The methodology of that art form is the artist must learn to use ink freely with a controlled but spontaneous hand in order to capture the essence of the subject in their ink paintings. To evoke a sense of poetry in nature, brush painters create beautiful lines and forms with ink, but there is no forgiveness once a stroke is placed on the paper.
By adapting this knowledge to abstracts, I lay in the foundation with brush strokes and embraces the freedom of the flowing colour; contributing to a creative and spontaneous method of painting. With problem solving and managing my work from an intellectual viewpoint, I'm able to create a strong sense of value and composition that creates a gradual evolution of the art work.
After raising a set of identical twin boys and pursuing a career in Criminology, I moved to the Okanagan area and felt inspired. I've been fortunate enough to have my artwork collected internationally and highlighted in numerous juried exhibitions, local art shows and galleries. I hope you enjoy seeing behind the scenes of how I create my artwork, I like to think a part of me is in every piece and many of my collectors tell me that their paintings have such wonderful energy. I'm fortunate to love what I do, and am very grateful for the support I've achieved over the years.
In 2015 I opened a 5000sq ft art facility in Kelowna, Canada called Ellis Art Studios to offer other artists a chance to succeed in their creative business where we not only teach workshops, but also have monthly seminars on marketing, branding, social media to help artists develop a strong entrepreneurial skill set. I'm always open to sharing my experience as I want others to be happy and support themselves with their art so I hope having a Patreon site will help me continue to do that and share my expertise with a larger community of people.