Portrait of Edward Finch

Edward Finch

Seeing a world in a grain of sand

Kent is a county experiencing all the pains and strains of modern British life. In my work I try to be authentic and convey the tensions, anxieties and bliss expressed in large Kentish towns – most notably the county town of Maidstone.

Watercolour has forced me to not only observe, but also to try and make sense of what I see. To really see the world in a grain of sand. To see beauty in the ugly and mundane as well as the novel and attractive.

Through the wonders of modern giclee print technology it is possible to share these experiences with you – to show how watercolour can take possession of you and tell its own story. I hope you can find some enjoyment in looking through the same lens.

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

Auguries of Innocence by William Blake