Biography and Artist Statement
Eduard was born in 1969 in Ukraine. In 1992, he immigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto where he lives with his wife and two children. Since 1993, Eduard runs a home-based art studio where he creates his own art as well as instructs aspiring artists of all ages. His educational background consists of a Degree of Arts from University of the city of Lvov (Ukraine), and an Illustrator Diploma from Sheridan College, Canada.
Discovering Canada’s great wealth of natural splendor has also stimulated my interest of painting landscapes which is presently becoming the most prominent theme in my work. Capturing my personal thoughts and feelings along with the beauty in front of my eyes is the most important aspect to me. Many of my clients mentioned that my work reminds them of stained glass. I often outline images in my work in thin dark lines. To me, it is one of the final steps in which I try to elevate the energy of the entire piece. Outlined, the colors become brisk and vibrant, the shapes gain a deeper personality.
Painting for me is the process in which some of my thoughts get a chance to become visible, a continuous journey of self-discovery and self-expression. My paintings are experimental as I strive to best represent a thought or a feeling that I am living through. Using mixed media I constantly try new techniques rather than remain stagnant in one place. My life’s works represent both, change in technique and subject matter. My art is a journey in which I hope to find answers to some of the life’s most difficult and universal questions.