David Edwards was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1969.  At the age of eight, he moved with his family to Jersey in the Channel Islands where he lived for several years before emigrating to Vancouver, Canada in 1981.  Recently he moved east, and now lives and works in Montréal, Québec.

Edwards began his career in graphic design.  He worked variously as a magazine publisher, publicity/marketing person for a fundraising campaign to build an arts centre, freelance graphic artist, and a product- and catalogue-designer for a giftware and souvenir company.  He abandoned graphic design in 2000 to pursue his passion, painting.  He as been painting full-time ever since.

Edwards works primarily in oil, and until recently his main focus had been the landscape.  However, after moving to Montreal, he began exploring the human figure as his primary subject.

The artist has won several awards, and his work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, Great Britain, Europe and the United States.



ongoing representation:

Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

            Gallery 133, Toronto, ON



1986 - 1988  Kwanten Polytechnic University, Fine Arts


selected exhibitions:

2015  Galerie Carte Blanche, Montreal, PQ - IN THE FLESH

2010  Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah.  

2010  Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC.  Curator: Lynn Ruscheinsky

2008  Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007  Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007  Liberty Design, Vancouver, BC    

2007  Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2006  Liberty Design, Vancouver, BC

2005  Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2004  Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2002  Tideline Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001  Liberty Design, Vancouver, BC

1998  Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock, BC

1996  Community Arts Council of White Rock & District

1996  Joan Lovett Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1995  Images & Objects ’95, Provincial Juried Exhibition, Kamloops, BC

1995  Identity ’95, South Fraser River Regional Juried Art Show

1994  Identity ’94, South Fraser River Regional Juried Art Show

1994  White Rock & South Surrey Art Club, 25th Annual Juried Art Show

1993  Arts ’93, Surrey Art Gallery annual juried exhibition

1993  White Rock & South Surrey Art Club, 24th Annual Juried Art Show

1993  See How They See, Amelia Douglas Gallery annual tri-college juried show

1993  Kwantlen College, Student juried exhibition, Surrey Campus



2008  Artist’s residency • St. George’s School, Vancouver BC

1987  BC Post-Secondary Scholarship



2004  Nickelback – The Long Road – CD cover/insert

numerous and ongoing private commissions

publications and media:

2015  Hector Cartier - In the Flesh, Fugues Magazine 

2015  Thibault Talks: David Edwards, Ian Tan Gallery Website

2007  Edmonton Journal, March 2007

2006  Architectural Digest, December 2006

2006  Canadian House and Home, October 2006

2006  Hello! Canada, November 2006

2004  Style at Home, December 2004

2004  Edmonton Journal, May 14, 2004

2001  Style at Home, December 2001

1998  Peace Arch News, April 29, 1998.

1996  Peace Arch News, April 24, 1996, p. 34.

1994  Jersey Evening Post, June 27, 1994, p. 6.

1994  White Rock Advisor, May 18, 1994, p. 29.