Edward Quigley is a London based artist, currently working on a number of commissions and preparation for upcoming exhibitions and fairs. Edward is exhibiting five new pieces as part of the Views of N22 exhibition at Goodness Brewing Co, running from 7th November 2019 to January 2020.
Born in Islington, north London, Edward grew up on a council estate in Holloway, with family spread across the rest of the UK and Ireland.
Edward’s artwork shows a meticulous focus on detail, and he has a unique ability to recreate
likeness in the portraits that he produces. A natural interest in portraiture and buildings has
recently made way for a growing interest in more abstract work, moving away from graphite and
ink, and towards watercolour and acrylics. “I’m naturally drawn towards the control that comes
with focusing on detail; working with ink and graphite and in black and white offers simplicity and
cleanliness. But I’m increasingly finding I want to move towards the chaos of more abstract work,
constantly challenging myself”.
When asked what Edward wants to convey through his work, “honesty” is the immediate response.
“I want my work to reflect the questions I ask of myself and of others, or society in general. I'm part of a world I never thought I would be part of, and I still question myself on a daily basis as to whether it's a place where I belong. I think the day I feel that I've arrived is the day the creativity and desire will dry up, so I'll keep going until then”.
From August 2019, Edward has been working from his new studio at Blue House Yard in Wood Green, North London.
Meticulous, hand-drawn and accurate illustrations are available as original pencil and/or ink drawings, acrylic, watercolour and charcoal. Prints of certain pieces can be available (see gallery below for details). Edward will be exhibiting new works in late 2019/throughout 2020. For further information about Edward's work or to discuss commissions, please get in touch below.
Views of N22 - #ViewsOfN22, hosted by Goodness Brewing Co and organised by Emily Wood, an artist based in Wood Green, north London. From 7th November 2019 to January 2020, Edward is exhibiting a number of new pieces that convey and reflect the Wood Green that Edward sees and/or the people of Wood Green that fascinate him.
6th December - St Mary's CoE School, N8 - Christmas Fair
7th December - Blue House Yard Christmas Market
May 2019 - solo exhibition of artwork formed the centre piece of a charity art auction hosted by actor and comedian Alan Davies for the Willow Foundation charity, where Edward's ink and graphite sketches of icons from sport, music and film were all sold, contributing to raising over £3,500 for the charity.