Ed's passion for wildlife and art has always been a big part of him. He gets his inspiration from his many trips to Algonquin Park. On one trip, he traveled across the Park for 9 days by canoe acquiring a treasure trove of images to paint. He once saw a bull moose swim just meters from his canoe and had a pack of wolves visit his campsite during a winter camping trip.

Ed has studied art concepts at the University of Ottawa and finds acrylic the most forgiving medium to work with when trying to achieve true realism.