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 and mark making. These etchings, while acknowledging the influence of William Blake, Eric Ravilious and Samuel Palmer in particular, are a vital and sustained contribution to the English pastoral tradition in their own right.
Works by Twohig can be found in the permanent collections of The British Museum; The Victoria & Albert, Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam Museums; The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle; Rye Art Gallery, in Sussex; the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland; School of Art Collection, University of Aberystwyth; University of the Arts, London; Museo des Belles Artes in Caracas and the National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan.
Twohig is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and an Hon. Member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Azerbaijan, in Baku. He currently combines his art practice with his role as Head of Art at Marlborough College.