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W. F. Edman, Jr.

I was born in Hibbing, Minnesota and grew up in the northern area of the state in Babbitt, Minnesota. Starting your life in a place of such beauty etches a deep appreciation of nature and wildlife into your soul. Having traveled extensively to different parts of the world I still have a connection and the satisfaction that comes with having the opportunity to be a part of such a place.

I now live in Brandon, Florida in the Tampa Bay area. I have been a resident of the state of Florida since 1972, having lived in Miami for the first 8 years. This is now home. The state of Florida has a unique diversity that is unequaled by any other place I have been. It has an abundance of tropical beauty and areas of wilderness.

I am a self-taught artist with no formal training. I have been doing this for about 9 years and have tried a variety of mediums to work with. It is an outlet to express things the way I see them with the hopes that other people will get some joy out of what I do. Enjoying art goes beyond a good likeness of an object or brilliant colors with shapes and forms. We associate the art we see with certain things in our life that make us feel good. I try to reflect that certain personality in the wildlife, a scene of interest, or the natural beauty of the human figure.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and look at my work. Please sign my guest book if you would like to comment. Also you can contact me directly at the addresses on the gallery homepage.



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