Name

Edith D. Wadkins

About

A current resident of Grove City, Ohio, Edith (Edie) D. Wadkins was raised in the small town of Amsterdam, Ohio in the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains. She attended the Edison Local School District and graduated in 1998. Then she went to Otterbein College (now Otterbein University) where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology. Since she was twelve she has rarely spent a day without negotiating some kind of art media. She has designed and/or painted scenery for over 200 shows. Her work has been seen in almost every Columbus professional theatre and many educational institutions around town.

Some recent design highlights include the sets for CATCO productions of Master Class, Sex with Strangers and Fun Home, CATCO is Kids’ production of Anne of Green Gables, Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras and Madeline’s Christmas. She has also painted the scenery for many recent Columbus Children’s theatre shows such as James and the Giant Peach and Shrek the Musical. She has received Theatre Roundtable Set Design Awards for Babar and Kabuki Sleeping Beauty.

She has done workshops with local pastel portrait artist Sandy Reddig. She also spent two years at Cooley Studios learning to draw and paint in the French atelier curriculum. She has illustrated a book by Linda Lee Greene called Bussy and His Champion Roosters. She has received many ribbons at the Ohio State Fair including a Best in Show Ribbon in Creative Arts in 2011. She has entered in six Federal duck stamp competions and five Ohio wetlands stamp competions.
For 2017 she is the Treasurer for the Grove City Arts Council.

Specialties

  • Theatrical Scenic Artist
  • Set Designer
  • Fine Artist

Skills

  • Scenic Charge Artist
  • Faux Art
  • Mural Painter
  • Pastel and Watercolor Painter