Douglas Edwards ​

Artist's Biography

Born in Toronto in 1954, Douglas Edwards has left his mark on the world in the most beautiful way possible by creating wondrous paintings showing Canada in her proper attire with quaint yet luminous nature scenes to make most peoples’ hearts throb for the outdoors. During his final year of enrollment at the Ontario College of Art and Design where he was studying portraiture, he left Canada to continue his studies in Florence, Italy where he discovered the liberation of landscape painting. Having found a genre that would satisfy his want for unstructured fluidity Edwards painted his first sky, after it was completed, something happened, it changed him, working with light in its purest form was a revelation in itself. After returning to Canada to his Toronto studio, Edwards decided to take a reprieve to Creemore, Ontario to do some much needed artistic brainstorming before jumping in line with the work force. But while in Creemore he started to see that his home was overly abundant with beauty that he felt he must share with the whole world, and to show other Canadians that there is so much beauty that lies undetected around them.

Solo Exhibition

2000 The Collective Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1998 Hollander-York Gallery
1995 Galerie Rochon, Toronto 
1994 Galerie Rochon, Toronto 
1992 Galerie Rochon, Toronto
1991 Galerie Rochon, Toronto
1990 Quan-Schieder Gallery, Toronto
1988 Kungsangen Gallery, Sweden
1988 Medborgarskolan Gallery, Bastad, Sweden
1988 Gallery 306, Toronto
1987 Gallery 306, Toronto
1986 Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Scarborough
1985 Heliconian Club, Toronto
1984 Creemore Art Gallery, Creemore, Canada


Special Recognition

2006 Spring Edition Magazin Art, Article
2004-present Posters published by Editions Limited
1997 Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta, taught landscape painting.
1995 Leighton Centre, Visiting Artist Program
1994 Spring Edition Art Impressions Magazine, Cover and Article 
"Splendid Days" by Gordon Bagley
1993 Toronto Harbour in Art, First Prize 
1992-2001 SerigraphspublsihedArt Impressions Magazine, Cover and Article "Splendid Days"
by Progressive Editions by

gordon Bagley
1988-1995 Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, taught landscape painting, 
portrait painting and  life drawing & painting.
1988 Ontario Arts Council Grant 
1986 Blue Mountain Open Jury Exhibition, Prize for painting 

Group Exhibitions

2007 The Affordable ARt Fair, Brooklyn, New York
2003 Biennale Interazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy,
2001 Bourne Gallery, Reigate, England,
1999/2000 Bourne Gallery,Surrey, England, 
1998/1999 Canadian Heritage Gallery, Kleinburg, Canada, 
1999 Envers Chapin Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 
1997 Norma Gibson Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
1996 Harbour Gallery, Collingwood, Canada 
1996 The Leghton Centre , Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 
1995 International Biennale of Graphics, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 
1994 Whitten Gallery, King City, Canada, 
1993 Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, New York, U.S., 
1993 Toronto Harbour in Art, Canada, 
1992 Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, U.S., 
1990 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, Canada, 
1990 Three Visions, The Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, 
1990 Five Signatures, O’Keefe Center, Toronto, Canada, 
1998 Arkus Gallery, Bastad, Sweden, 
1987 Blue Mountain Open Jury Exhibition, Collingwood,
1985 Cityscapes, Gallery Arpege, Collingwood, 
1984 Rodman Hall Annual Juried Show, St. Catharine, Canada
1983 University of Guelph, Faculty Club, Guelph, Canada, 


1974-1979 Ontario College of Art, Toronto

1978-1979 Ontario College of Art, Florence, Italy

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