Edwina Broadbent works from her studio overlooking the sea, near the ancient Cornish fishing village of Mousehole.
Edwina’s early childhood was spent in Argentina and she has many vivid memories of life on the family estancia as well as Buenos Aires. Back in England she went to Middlesex University doing a fine art degree. She taught Art and Art history at the Broxbourne School and Haileybury College in Hertfordshire, and for many years was an A-level Art examiner for the Cambridge International exams.
She moved to West Penwith in Cornwall to concentrate on painting in 2002, where she had family connections with the Lamorna artists of the early 20th century.
Her artistic influences include Ivon Hitchens, Matisse, Cezanne, Bonnard, Franz Kline, de Kooning, Peter Lanyon, and Winifred Nicholson.
The subject matter of her work varies from purely intuitive and abstract, to images drawn from the energy of the wild elemental landscape of West Cornwall, echoing her early experiences of Argentina. She also enjoys painting still lives and the figure. Spontaneity and energy predominate to create dynamic compositions with the tension and balance of colour, shape, line, tone and texture. Her paintings are peaceful but paradoxically full of energy. Her brushwork is dynamic and expressive but carefully considered, her palette brims with light and colour.