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Marney-Rose Edge


I was born in Napier, New Zealand. I immigrated to Canada in 1992 after living in Australia, England and the U.S.A. I married my soul mate, Gary, who is Canadian and I share 2 teenage step sons. My career in the Graphic Arts/Printing industry has greatly influenced my love of light and color. My journey through the many different forms of arts and crafts from childhood has cumulated into a passion for painting. Inspired by John Singer Sargent’s “mastery of light” I strive to capture this in my paintings of my favorite subjects in the medium of watercolor. I continue to explore and grow my artistic knowledge by attending workshop’s with well known artists. I became an active member of the FCA in the spring of 2007.

Artist’s Statement

"My message comes from the love of light and color. My inspiration comes from John Singer Sargent and J.W Turner. In my art I strive to capture the emotional mood that strikes me when I chose to create a painting, be it a still life or floral in a realistic style or an abstraction. My passion is to share that feeling with my audience. In the abstract painting I use an intuitive process with creative expression from my subconscious with no preconceived ideas. It is an exciting and surprising process to discover an emerging image on the canvas. I’m always learning in everything I do and from the people I meet. I consider myself a life time student. "


My paintings have been accepted into many juried shows in the Lower Mainland and with the Federation of Canadian Artists. I have participated in solo, group shows and organized events. My paintings have been used in the promotion of events and published in the Art Avenue magazine. In 2009 I have been honored with an “Award of Excellence” for one of my watercolors.