CVPA Faculty James Edwards

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James Edwards earned his BFA in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA in Illustration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Serving advertising agencies and book publishers on a national level, James has been working as a freelance illustrator since 1981. He has taught illustration at all college levels since 1995. Currently teaching here as a full-time visiting lecturer, James works with students from sophomore to the graduate level within the area of Illustration as well as running workshops within the Foundations Department.

Professor Edwards's professional interests and practices are wide ranging to include: Narrative and Conceptual Illustration - Mural Design - Metaphor and Metamorphosis - Cubist Portraiture - The Golden Age of Illustration - Watercolor,  Acrylic Polymer and Digital-Analog Mixed Media - Street Art Vernacular - Abstract Expressionism - The Image in Sequence and the Cinematic Still - Theatrical Set Design - German Expressionism and Cafe Sketching - Collaborative Projects  and  Interdisciplinary Practices. He is currently channeling the language of Van Gogh with a body of expressionist landscape paintings, as well as continuing with a large series of high relief botanical paintings entitled 'Plant Life', recently on exhibit in Boston and, from which, several are now in private collections. 

Professor Edwards is also very active in curating exhibitions on and off campus to include, most recently, the first ever show of the personal works of American master Edward Gorey, entitled; 'E' is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey.