Sep 28, 2011 - Similar to impressionists? use of colors or the tiles in a mosaic, Torn Paper Paintings unconventional collage technique creates this same visual interest. Small bits of handmade and hand-painted papers, rice paper, book pages, and maps, create the color palette from which the image is created. The papers are given a pattern and color in advance, but once the piece begins, it relies solely on the colors of the paper. These segments come together to create the image like the dots of pointillism create their painting. Since many of her subjects are that of coastal images, Ms. Edwards work has been a welcomed addition to the beautiful art at The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis, Ma. Her work can also been seen throughout the year in various art shows in the New England area.