Edwin Matthews Biography
Edwin began his career with four wonderful years as an apprentice to the late A.J. Casson of the famous “Group of Seven” Canadian painters.
A prolific painter in watercolours, acrylics and oils, Edwin’s paintings have a ‘painted quality’ unlike super realism painters whose paintings have photographic details. Edwin’s paintings sparkle with his portrayal of the beauty and contrasts of the Ontario landscape which is his favourite subject. Edwin fell in love with painting the ‘rugged rock’ Newfoundland and the great scenery of the Gaspe as well as the North Shore of Lake Superior where he completed hundreds of pencil sketches waiting to become full paintings.
Edwin’s paintings proudly hang in such corporations as The Ford Motor Company, E.B. Eddy Company, Lake Ontario Steel, General Foods, Canadian General Electric, Heritage Life, The Mennen Company, Xerox, Stevenson-Kellogg, as well as in 16 Canadian Consulates in foreign countries.
The prestigious ‘Buckhorn Wildlife Festival’ was originated by Edwin and his wife Barbara. The Gallery on the Lake is delighted to exhibit Edwin’s work.