Work samples

  • Ritual
    oil on linen on panel 48"x 60"
  • Still Life with Gloves
    oil on canvas on panel 48"x 36"
  • Once Around the Sun
    oil on canvas on panel 36"x 36"
  • Findings

About Edmond

Anne Arundel County

 Edmond Praybe is a Baltimore area based painter and educator. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and MFA from the New York Studio School. His work has been shown widely at venues including Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, Stephen F. Austin State University in TX, The University of Mary Washington in VA, Prince Street and Bowery Galleries in New York City and The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. Notable art critics Jed Pearl… more

Small Histories

Small Histories is an ongoing body of oil paintings and works on paper. The objects depicted in these works have been collected over many years, not only for their visual qualities, but for their relationship to specific events, places and people. Old clothing, dishes, vases, hemlock cones, birds nests, fabric scraps and stones, all contain small stories and memories. I image these stories mingling across time and space, converging in vignettes arranged in the studio. Certain elements reappear from painting to painting, like characters weaving in and out of separate, but overlapping narratives. Figures appear occasionally, but often they are only hinted at by domestic objects ; a cup and saucer, a meticulously placed collared shirt, heirloom bowls, seashells from a favorite family trip and various bric-a-brac, all carefully staged. The stories these stagings tell are opaque, opening to individual interpretations of symbols and visual cues; the folds of a christening dress repeat in a sea of white china and shells or bits of bone and dried flowers weaving into the pattern on cut fabric. Room has been left for exploration of the visual and material qualities of the paintings without the expectations of explicit narrative.
  • Ritual
    oil on linen on panel 60"x 48"
  • Once Around the Sun
    oil on canvas on panel 36"x 36"
  • Still Life with Gloves
    oil on canvas on panel 48"x 36"
  • Actaeon
    oil on linen on panel 24"x 48"
  • Orange Teapot
    oil on canvas on panel 30"x 24"
  • Lamentation
    oil on linen on panel 17"x 19.5"
  • Still Life with Red Glass
    oil on canvas on panel 20"x 20"
  • Silent Sounds
    oil on linen on panel 24"x 39"
  • Polish Pottery and Patterns
    oil on canvas on panel 20"x 20"
  • Peach
    oil on linen on panel 14"x 14"

Small Histories II

Additional work from the project described above.

  • Nestling
    oil on canvas on panel 36"x 36"
  • Findings
    oil on linen on panel 24"x 24"
  • Excavating the Present
    oil on linen on panel 48"x 60"
  • Hand Mirror
    oil on panel 24"x 24"
  • Heirlooms
    oil on panel 36"x 48"
  • What Was Left Behind
    oil on linen on panel 24"x 30"
  • Dreaming
    oil on panel 24"x 24"
  • Patterns and Folds
    oil on panel 36"x 36"

Small Histories III

Additional work from the project described above.
  • Remembering
    oil on linen on panel 24"x 24"
  • Dark Objectives
    oil on linen on panel 30"x 40'
  • Make Me Down
    oil on linen on panel 36"x 36"
  • Still Life with Green Cloth
    oil on panel 24"x 30"
  • Here and Gone
    oil on panel 14"x 18"
  • Schism
    oil on canvas on panel 14"x 14"
  • Sea Green Creamer
    oil on linen on panel 18"x 24"
  • Grasp
    oil on linen on panel 20"x 24"
  • Blue Jar and Brick
    oil on panel 16"x 20"
  • Fragments
    oil on panel 20"x 20"

Small Histories (Works on Paper)

Works on paper from 'Small Histories'.  Most are stand alone works, however a few are studies for oil paintings.
  • Arrangement
    watercolor, graphite and gouache on watercolor paper 15"x 22"
  • Still Life with Beehive
    watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, conte and gouache on watercolor paper 22"x 30"
  • Fig, Sweetgum and Colored Pencil
    graphite, watercolor, gouache and conte on watercolor paper 10"x 14"
  • Still Life with Fossil
    graphite, charcoal and watercolor on watercolor paper 15"x 22"
  • Coral, Skull and Beehive
    graphite on several sheets of joined paper 15"x 18"
  • Late Rose and Fork
    graphite and watercolor on watercolor paper 8"x 8"
  • Mango and Sweetgum in Polish Pottery Mug
    graphite on paper 10"x 14"
  • Clippings
    mixed media on watercolor paper 15"x 22"