Edward Dyas
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Born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1956 art was always a driving force in Edward's life from the time he could hold a pencil.  Over the years his employment path would swing from graphic design and illustrating to visual merchandising.  He reached the position of National Visualizing Merchandising Manager for the Sussan clothing store chain in the mid 1980's  There he was responsible for for the total "look" of over 180 stores throughout Australia.  An interest in costume design developed and for almost ten years Edward designed and made spectacular creations, mostly for personal wear, and won many local and international awards.

In 1997, Edward commenced work on miniatures in graphite pencil.  A series of male nudes, "Angels," sold well and won him his first drawing prize.  The technique has been improved to create a photo realist quality which has won international awards.

Edward became a member of the Australian Miniature Society (ASMA, Qld.) in 1997 and won his fifth consecutive Best of Show at their international exhibition in 2004.  He is a four- time winner of the Faber-Castell Award for Drawing Excellence in Miniature Art, twice at national level and twice at international level.

His versatility won him the Best of Show award at the inaugural international exhibition of the Canadian Miniature Society in 2001.    Other awards include the coveted Gold Memorial Bowl at the 2001 Royal Miniature Society annual exhibition, and best of Show at the Miniature Art Society of Florida's annual international exhibition in 2002.

Edward was self taught in all his art.  Working in graphite pencil, pastel, oil, gouache and mixed media, he was able to do justice to almost any subject.    Writing, in particular, poetry, was a form of relaxation for him , but it also played a pivotal role in creating the emotions for some of his art.

Since 2003, Edward had lived in NW Tasmania in his home/ studio with a forest setting.  
Sadly, he passed away in May of 2013.

We at  The Snow Goose Gallery mourn the loss of this exceptional artist.

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A Dash of Yellow

All You Need is Love

Clap Trap

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Hello Breakfast


Stop the Whirl, 
I Want to Get Off

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Vanity Fierce

Who Was That Masked Pup?

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All You Need Is Love (study)
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Don't Look Now
colored pencil/ graphite

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It Could Be
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Just Thinking
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Nodding Off
colored pencil/ graphite

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Often Wondered About That
colored pencil/ graphite

Opposites Attract
colored pencil/ graphite

Rising Interest
colored pencil/ graphite

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Say Cheese
colored pencil/ graphite

The Usual Suspects
colored pencil/ graphite

Ups and Downs
ink/ watercolor

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Was It Good for You?
colored pencil/ graphite



All images (c) Edward Dyas.  All rights retained by the artist's estate.
Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.

For more information, or to purchase artwork, please contact us:
phone: 610- 974- 9099
email: info@thesnowgoosegallery.com


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