EDWARD GORDON — Edward Gordon achieves complete and painstaking precision in his rendering of textures, colors and forms. Like photography he deliberately softens the strong contrasts of the picture without blurring the forms. He mellows the outline drawing with such perfection that it becomes impossible to detect his under drawings.
Edward Gordon creates a quiet beauty of a simple scene with fresh eyes giving the viewer an idea of what he felt as he watched the light flooding through the windows and the shadows and colors cast by objects in the interiors.
Because of the precision and incredible detail contained in each of Edward Gordon’s paintings, he is able to produce only 4 to 6 images per year. He is a consummate draftsman with a keen eye depicting his subject matters.
Gordon’s solitude evokes all of one’s senses: the smell and sounds of the ocean, the touch of objects, with doors and windows opening to never-ending opportunities.
Edward Gordon was born in Ocean City, New Jersey in 1940 and received a BA from Rutgers University. Over the past 20 years he has received numerous honors and awards including: Cover art and feature article in The Artist’s Magazine, July 2003 and winner of The Artists Magazine, May, 1995 Cover Competition. Cover art and center spread, Yankee Magazine, March 2000 and March 2001.
Edward’s work appears in the 2001 The Artist’s Illustrated Encyclopedia. He also won first prize in the landscape division of The Artists Magazine 1993 art competition, and finalist in the 1994 Arts for the Parks competition. Edward was named Painter of the Year by the Spotlight Magazine’s 1997/98 Reader’s Choice Awards in Portsmouth, NM. Gordon’s work has also appeared in the November, 1983 American Artist Magazine, the 1996 North Light book, Enliven Your Paintings with Light, the 1996 North Light book, Artist’s Materials, and the and the January, 1997.
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