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Growing up in Bakersfield and as a mainly self-taught artist, EDWINA DAVIS learned her craft by participating in art shows and sidewalk festivals. She has always had the passion to draw animals and learning from other artists during those events was great art education! She made friends with local wildlife artist Barbara Fiser and benefited from her instruction in that genre.
BC Professor Clayton Rippey, encouraged her to expand her use of color and to better understand the importance of the anatomy hidden under all that fur and feathers! She graduated from Cal State Bakersfield with a BA in Fine Art,
Edwina served in the USMC for 12 years and one of her duty stations was at Camp Pendleton, CA. She spent her free time Pein Air painting in the newly opened Wild Animal Park studying the wild animals and birds in their natural settings.
After military service, Edwina returned to Bakersfield to begin a career in commercial video production working at KERO and KGET-TV. In 1985 an opportunity arose to be employed as an AV and Media Services Coordinator for the Kern County and Bakersfield Fire Departments. That “opportunity” became a 25-year adventure in creativity using all available media to support First Responder training.
Edwina has always found time for her passion for studying animals and depicting them using different media and techniques. She is grateful for the encouragement and instruction from BAA member Kathy Schilling in this endeavor.
Edwina says, “We all need to support the preservation of all the wildlands and wildlife of this planet. Doing so will preserve our lives as well” .
(Framed) Original Art Size 16”x20”