Jim Edwards is best known for his depictions of iconic buildings and bridges in the North East. His paintings are not studies from life, but have their origins in memory, how he remembers the workings and landmarks of a city. Through a combination of imagination and selective memory, perspectives and compositions are altered and exaggerated.
Jims latest exhibition gives an insight into his working practice, from the initial thumbnail sketch to the realised painting. His sketchbooks form an important part of his creative process, helping in the refinement of an imagined idea. They have documented seven years of his artistic development, from early city scenes of raised perspectives, to newer work of bold outlines and dominant abstracted buildings.