Staff Art Wall: Barry Edwards

Estuary Breezes, an exhibition by Barry Edwards.

Barry Edwards is a porter at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) since 2016.  He refers to himself as a ‘serial sketcher’, spending many hours walking along the River Suir and the Copper Coast making quick expressive studies in acrylic and crayon.  Some pieces are completed on the spot, others are reworked in his garden studio where he makes larger paintings from the information and memories gathered.

Barry previously worked as an airport fireman.  His love for painting was rekindled during rehabilitation, following an injury in 2012.

He has exhibited in several art exhibitions around the country and was the winner of the A Better Place exhibition at UHW in 2017.