Edwin Apps, the English artist,
Edwin first came to notice as Mr Halliforth in 'Whacko' with Jimmy Edwards, written by Frank Muir and Dennis Norden in 1957, subsequently appearing in almost all the well-known comedy shows of that time; 'The World of Wooster', 'Harry Worth', 'Steptoe & Son', 'Benny Hill', as well as successful series such as 'Danger Man' and 'The Avengers'.
Turning to writing in the '60s, he did several successful adaptations for television, such as 'Charlie's Aunt', starring Richard Briers and co-wrote' the classic comedy series about the Church of England, 'All Gas and Gaiters'.
1976 he left England and moved to the Marais Poitevin in the west of France
and began to paint.
"People seem to find
it puzzling that I changed direction and left the theatre to paint.
To me, it seems a perfectly logical development. Painting, acting and writing
are all forms of communication, but painting seems to me to have the edge
on the others. When you think that with a bit of colour and
piece of cloth you can communicate directly with the spectator; You can
transmit feelings and thoughts impossible to express in words. Moreover,
you can do it in stillness and silence, two qualities not much in evidence