As her maiden name may suggest, Edwige’s childhood was influence by politics, military and aerospace. Her uncle was Francois Mitterrand, the former President of France, while her father was a general in the France’s Air Force. Her father’s occupation took the family all over the world but her fondest memories were the period when her father was stationed in Washington DC.
Born in France in 1952, Edwige was academically gifted. She studied languages in college and eventually earning degrees for English, German and Russian. To further explore her creative talents, she studied architecture, decoration and painting. With this knowledge, she started her own business specializing in mural and large screen for retail stores, and large private homes. Since 1989, she decided to focus only painting on canvas. Her subject matter has been influence by her familiar family surroundings as she often paints from her garden in her family home in Normandy and Charente (near Bordeaux).
Over the years, her style has evolved into one of warmth and deep appreciation of her surroundings. As she moves onto her latter part of her life, she continues to strive for better understanding of her craft and to incorporated her life’s experiences into her paintings.
Below is a list of her shows and awards that she has accumulated over her lifetime:
1990: Mitterrand participated and wins the medaille of silver of salon Caen
1991: Honor Price of Caen
1994: Medaille of the city of Cognac Exhibition
1995: Galerie d’Art du Palais Royal, Paris.
Galerie Racine, Nice.
1996: Maison de L’amerique Latine , Monaco.
Galerie Rabaste, Saint Malo, Bretagne.
Galerie d’Art L’atelier, Paris.
1997: Galerie Saint-Roch, Paris.
Galerie Sainte Claire, Dinan.
1998: Galerie Api-Chatellerault.
Galerie Celia guedj, Lyon.
1999: Espace Prisme, Lille & Galerie Marceau, Paris.
2000: Exhibition in Bretagne and Cannes.
2000: Exhibition in Bretagne Cannes and Paris (group show).
2002: Sign an exclusive contract with Gramercy 32 Fine Arts, NY.
• Galerie des Arcades, Cabourg.
• Galerie L’Ogora, Paris.
• Galerie Api-Chatellerault.
• Gramercy 32 Fine Arts, New York.