Bio and Artist Statement of Nova Scotia artist Paul Edmond
Paul grew up in the small town of Dominion, NS. ( Cape Breton). He began drawing at a very young age and progressed to oil painting in his teens. Today he paints with the acrylic medium because of the vibrant colour possibilities.
Some examples of his growing talent include receiving Special Recognition Award in the “Light Space Time” 2020 June contest involving artists from 32 countries with his entry of “Just old Archie”. His painting “Last plane in the sky” was a finalist in the 4th Annual Fusion International Skies competition……announced early August 2020. In Oct 2020, “Low Tide Dreaming” was a finalist in the 5th Annual Fusion Seascapes international competition and also “Sun Still Shines on Halifax” won a Special Recognition Award in another “Light Space Time” competition during the same month. In Jan 2021, his entry of “Walking Towards Tranquility” was a finalist in the Fusion 6th Annual International Landscapes competition. The painting entitled “Innocence Walking” won a Special Recognition Award during the April 2021 11th Annual Figurative “Light Space Time” international competition. The painting “A Whitepoint Beach Winter” was a finalist in the 2021 Fusion 6th Annual Waterscapes international competition in May 2021. Paul was also a Fusion finalist in November 2023. The painting ”I Know I’m Cute” finished in the top 1% of over 2500 international entries for most popular entry in the Boldbrush June 2022 Art Contest.
Paul is a self taught artist who has combined his natural ability with online tips from top artists in North America and world wide. The work of Jack Vettriano would be among his favorite.
Paul alternates his time between his homes in Florida and Dartmouth NS. Many pieces of his work involve the ever changing aspects of waterscapes, whether it involves activities on beaches or large lakes. Paul is always looking for that special moment on the water and most of his paintings are the result of his own photography. Paul is a member of the Dartmouth Visual Art Society.
Paul has displayed his art at Gallery 97 Lower Sackville, The Avon River Heritage Museum in Newport Landing NS, The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth NS, Oceanside Artland, in Cornwallis Park, NS , Tripps Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS, Cole Harbour Place Library, The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn NS, The Inverness County Center for the Arts, Inverness NS, and The Cube Gallery, Tatamagouche. He was the featured ”Artist of the Month” for Oct 2021 in Oceanside Artland and recently was interviewed to be featured on a new TV series starting in 2023 called Gallery 902. Paul’s Art now hangs across Canada and in the USA. Paul also regularly has donated paintings to community events including Golf for Cure, Dartmouth Whalers Fund Raising, Halifax Women’s Progress Club, Dominion Hawks Field Club to name a few.
We Are Drawn To Water
“Thousands have lived without love, none without water.” – H. Auden
The attraction of water becomes more than just a necessity to keep us alive. Many people fall asleep to the sounds of waves crashing or the rhythm of rain on a roof. Tourist hot spots and trends have a tendency to centre around beaches or cruises. Millions of extra dollars are spent just to have the privilege of real estate sitting near a lake front or ocean. Sunsets and sunrises over water still ranks as a favorite among many who look for that special snapshot.
Paul Edmond grew up near the water in Dominion Nova Scotia and spent many hours enjoying the pleasures it provided. Today, he continues to capture its natural beauty inspired by Mother Nature, while painting in both Florida during the winters and Nova Scotia otherwise.