Framed watercolour painting of Buttermere Lake in the Lake District, Cumbria. Signed by the artist, Edward Wesson in the lower right corner.
Edward Wesson was born in 1910 in Blackheath, London and died in 1983.
Edward left school in 1926 and found employment in textiles. The urge to paint came to the fore in 1930 and he began to fill his spare time with sketches made in Greenwich Park, becoming acquainted with the trees of the park and the distant views of London and the Thames.
He was an English watercolour painter and illustrator, well known for the simplicity, boldness and mastery of brushwork.
Wesson was largely self-taught, developing his own style of economical strokes to depict his subjects. He often painted elegant watercolors of coasts and rivers. He was most inspired by water, and many of his paintings depict the moody blues and grays of the river Thames.
He went on to become a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
He also exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Institute.
Later in his career, he taught his methods to many students and had several how-to demonstrations published in magazines.
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