Darnell Edwards was born in New York, NY in 1972. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, studied at the Art Students League, was apprenticed to Leonard Jenkins, and has done course work...
“The ability to render visions from imagination convincingly is developed by years of drawing and painting from direct observation, until a point is reached at which the artist’s memory banks contain all the necessary data to allow for a high degree of inventiveness without compromising the illusion of reality. This is the mark of a Master”
Virgil Elliot, Traditional Oil Painting
Everybody and anybody can draw from a model with some degree of success, but what I create is something else altogether. Working from imagination I create dynamic, never before seen compositions of robots, angels and nudes. I do not use models or photographs as I feel this presents no real challenge and prefer instead to draw on my years of laborious studying and memory training. Few in the history of art attained this level of mastery to produce three-dimensional realism from imagination. There were really only two, Rubens and Michelangelo. I now count myself among these Great Masters and welcome you to a visual reality where the only limit is what I can imagine