Edward Twohig was born in Cork, Ireland in 1969. He trained at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork before specialising in etching and photography at Chelsea College of Art, London where he was the first student from Ireland to receive a British Council Scholarship. Twohig is a firm believer in Ruskin's maxim 'You will never love art well until you love what she mirrors better'. Taking his inspiration directly from nature, he then distils the essence of the places that resonate with him through painting, photography and particularly drypoint etching, which is especially suited to his fluent mastery of line. These etchings, while acknowledging the influence of Blake, Ravilious and Samuel Palmer in particular, are a vital and sustained contribution to the English pastoral tradition in their own right.