Joan G Edwards - the work
Tree of Life I (1988)
gouache, 597 x 406 mm
private collection, Switzerland
The completed version of the work shown on the presentation page, this larger painting
sets a rich combination of viscerally evocative elements - articulations of bone, a suggestion of wings, human profiles - against the power
of natural forces.
Autumn Palm (1990)
gouache, 607 x 387 mm
private collection, U.K.
A palm tree fuses with an African dancer
in the foreground of this deliberately non-literal
suggestion of a Cornish valley and beach,
of village houses, cliffs and many other elements.
One notes also the very conscious control of colour.