Edrie Bradley Knight was born in Gastonia NC and educated in schools there. She is a graduate and post grad of Maryland Institute of Art and holds an honorary Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. She has further instruction through many workshops.
Ms. Knight was a fashion artist for Eford's Department Stores and worked for Southern Bell as an artist and designer drawing ads for yellow pages for the state of NC. She has been free-lancing in Statesville with Brady Pruting. Since 1982 she has been watercolor instructor for Mitchell CC continuing ed dept.
As a visual artist she has received numerous awards in oil, watercolor, pen & ink, plus awards in sculpture and photography. She has had many shows and her paintings are included in many collections in this country and abroad.
She is a member of Mooresville Arts, Watercolor Society of NC and has been commissioned to do covers for several Carolina and Iredell Magazines and books.