Born and raised in North Carolina, Edna Perkinson and her husband moved to Sanford in 1974. Edna was a hospital pharmacist by vocation but always an artist at heart. She has painted since childhood. During her career, she managed to study with a variety of artists in workshops throughout the Southeast. Since retirement Edna has concentrated on oils, especially figures and water and the beautiful reflections they make. Her works have won awards statewide and hang in many
Currently Edna maintains a studio in Sanford where she paints in oils, acrylics and gouache. Her paintings are colorful and fresh with an impressionist feel. Edna paints a variety of subjects from landscapes to flowers to animals. However figures and water are her favorite subjects. Many of her paintings include the ocean, where she spends much of her time.