Edwin Lester has done it again! His newest addition to the “Uncolored” series is a stunningly artistic sepia toned photo-realistic painting titled “If the Shoe Fits”.
Here is a description of the work in the artist’s own words:
“The original conceptual painting “If the Shoe fits” was taken from a point in history where civil rights may have been a whisper in the wind among few.
The idea of not being able to sell a shoe if it had previously been tried on by a person of color predominantly occurred in the southern states of the U.S.. African Americans were required to trace their feet in order to be fitted for shoes. The painting conveys a moment of acceptance to some degree, yet the anticipation of the newer shoes remain the focal point in her mind.”
The original painting has sold, but a limited number of giclee on canvas is available. Visit our store for purchasing information.
The first two giclees in the series resonated deeply with collectors and the first, “Filtered (Girl)” sold out and the second, “Filtered (Boy)” is almost sold out.
About Edwin Lester
Edwin Lester was born in Philadelphia, PA. He is a self-taught artist who brings a very sophisticated and technically advanced style of realism to his figurative and atmospheric paintings. His work centers on themes that are important and personal to him: the central role of God in the union between man and woman; biblical creationism; family and children; and, lately, African American political history.
For the thirty-four year old artist, art and life are one, and life and his belief in the teachings of the Bible are inseparable. He brings the joy he has found in his religious to the act of making art. “I just love what I do”, he says in his artist statement, “and when I walk out into the world each day, there is so much to see, so much to paint. For tomorrow is not promised. So today I will say what I can, do as I must and paint what I can even if it’s just one stroke.”
The popular artist has produced a successful line of best-selling limited edition and open edition prints and has exhibited at artist fairs and shows nationwide. His work is widely collected.