One gloomy morning more than two decades ago, I decided that the world could be a comprehensible, colourful and beautiful place. I would distil the essence from the superfluity, extract the hue from the murkiness and condense the convoluted into simple tales. I put tempera on illustration board - and that's that.
A person of few words in life, in art and in the day jobs, I try to say a lot by saying very little. As long as my painting can elicit a flutter in the heart or a smile on the face of the viewer, that is gratification enough.
"Always look on the bright side of life" from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" (The greatest movie ever made!) may well be the epitome of out existence.
My eclectic collection of paintings, exclusively in tempera, have been described as whimsical, satirical, loss of words, but always personal; whereas I look at them as trying to be funny but could never tell a joke with spoken words.
Quite a few people in the Thompson, Okanagan, East Kootenay, Victoria, Metro Vanvouver, and Mid-Island in BC have graciously allowed my paintings into their lives.
Ed's Paintings - Art Gallery