There is a beautiful Hebrew tradition called, “Hiddur Mitzvah”. This ancient practice, dating back to the Babylonian captivity, interprets a passage from the book of Exodus to mean that believers should glorify God, “in a beautiful way”. In other words, art can and should be, an intimate act of worship. This profound concept inspires me daily. My faith and my art intertwine for a single purpose, and an audience of one.
Edward Redfield (1869-1965) was born in Bridgeville, Delaware. After studying painting in Paris, he returned to the States and eventually settled in Center Bridge, Pennsylvania. There he began to produce very large dynamic winter scenes, all painted outdoors and in “one go,” no matter what the size.