Edd Baptista was ten years old when he came to Canada from the Philippines in 1977. He graduated from The Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) with a scholarship in 1989. A former art director with over 15 years advertising experience, Edd has worked in some of Canada’s leading agencies and on award winning campaigns for clients that included The United Way, Lexus and TVOntario. He was a contributing writer and photographer for Outpost Magazine in 2006. Edd occasionally did commission work but realize that he needed to devote his time to his art. After years of being a part-time artist, Edd now paints full time having nurtured and honed his skills and ideas into a continuing body of work that still has not reached its peak.