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.
1986 - 1988 Kwanten Polytechnic University, Fine Arts
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.