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Known as "North Carolina's Mark Twain," Clyde Edgerton spins a good yarn, as well as a tune. The celebrated author reveals his many identities--artist, father, educator, musician--and the inspirations behind his fiction unique to our state.
Clyde Edgerton started painting regularly in 2007 after making an acrylic painting of a 1950 Chrysler—a car that appeared in the novel The Bible Salesman. He soon switched to oils at the advice of his mentor and occasional teacher, Chip Hemingway. He has since concentrated on plein air painting and an occasional old family photo for inspiration. He is moving to larger platforms.
Edgerton was the featured artist of the 2015 Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC. He is the Thomas S. Kenan III professor of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. He lives in Wilmington with his wife, Kristina, and their children.