Published on November 14th, 2012 | by Patrick Riley
The Whispering Gallery: Carolyn Edwards
Welcome, Kasterborites, to a brand new regular feature that we’re unleashing on the hungry Whovians of the world! We’re calling it The Whispering Gallery, an online art exhibition designed to showcase some of the finest creatives our fandom has to offer, and maybe even introduce you to some of the best talent you haven’t yet heard of!
We’re kicking things off with Carolyn Edwards, a friend of Kasterborous for many years and an extraordinary artist to boot. What you’re about to experience is a ten-piece gallery. You’ll explore the Who and the non-Who, the fresh work and the long-lived favorites, the Hartnells and the Tennants, and selections from both Carolyn and us. There’s just a dash of exclusive interview material with the artist herself, and some interesting insight regarding some of the pieces below. We think you’ll be impressed with the variety of work she has accomplished over the years.
So take off your coat, leave us your hat, and be our very special guest as you wander through our halls and inspect every nook and cranny of Carolyn Edwards’ creations in this week’s Whispering Gallery at Kasterborous Towers!
Take your time with this and enjoy every piece; each one is brilliant in its own unique way.
How have you evolved and/or changed as an artist since our previous interview with you in 2008?
I’ve really embraced the world of sketch carding! This has opened up a whole other direction for my artwork. It has given me the opportunity to diversify further, expanding my subject matter into many more areas than just Doctor Who. I have been able to develop my skills as a portrait artist, but also stretch myself with projects which call for more imaginative work. I still have more paintings to do, though. I’m currently trying to reorganise my time to achieve that!
Which genre universe is your favorite to turn into art?
It’s a difficult one. I guess Doctor Who will always be up there, but essentially if I can get decent pic reference, then I like most things. I also like the Star Wars, Marvel and DC characters a lot, and Game of Thrones too…
Are there any unexpected (or even expected) pleasures that come with being an artist in your medium?
When a piece of art turns out better than I had hoped, or if I manage to capture a character’s likeness well – that’s when I’m happy. I also enjoy getting positive feedback about my work.
We hope you enjoyed your stay at The Whispering Gallery! We’ll be inviting you back for even more superb work from other talented artists in the coming weeks! For more from Carolyn, enjoy these below links!
- Carolyn Edwards’ ArtBlog
- Carolyn on deviantART
- Carolyn’s art page on Facebook
- K Interview: Carolyn Edwards
Know of a great Whovian artist you’d like to suggest for a future exhibition? Drop us a line!