Brazen Edwards-Hager's focus is mainly on the realistic portrayal of wildlife and the colourful and vibrant landscapes they inhabit. To capture and create a playful atmosphere where the viewer is left contemplating what an animal is thinking, is the foundation of her Sumi-e and Watercolours.
Watercolours and Sumi-e (Japanese Brush Paintings) are liberating as an art form. The painting literally develops before her eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives her a sense of serenity, as there is no plan formed or sketch done beforehand.
Often described as the haiku of painting, Brazen is inspired by the elegance and simplicity of Sumi-e but has added a modern twist with her technique and use of watercolours. However remaining true to traditional methods, she still grinds her own ink and uses traditional bamboo brushes.
Brazen’s artwork has been highlighted in numerous juried exhibitions, local art shows, galleries, and is collected internationally.
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