(B. 1982) Always fascinated by and passionate about the act of drawing and painting, Edward has spent the majority of his life pursuing the knowledge and discipline of these time-honored crafts. Fine Art, Illustration, and Graphics were equally appealing to Edward and therefore offered him the opportunity to absorb a vast spectrum of influences and disciplines. Edward’s enthusiasm continued to grow through his academic years as his hometown college allowed him to meet and study under renowned artists such as Leonard Stankunas and Anthony J. Waichulis. Upon completion of his degree programs, Edward studied the figure independently for two years. While this was extremely rewarding, the desire to immerse himself into a more formal system of training for Representational painting and drafting, led Edward to accept a position as an apprentice at Ani Art Academy Waichulis. Here, he had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most recognized Representational painters and draftsmen of today.
“With the strong foundation cemented by my academic and continued atelier study, my desire to paint and draw continues to grow with each and every endeavor. I take great joy in the opportunities to share what knowledge I have garnered on my journey. I look to bestow unto others that which has driven me to continue on my quest of artistic discovery. I aspire to grow in this craft and hope to inspire others to do the same…” –Edward Dillon