In 1977, Edd Baptista was eleven-years old when he came to Canada from the Philippines. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in 1989 and won the Robin Comyn Cumine Scholarship for illustration.
Edd became an art director and worked in some of the country’s leading ad agencies and on award winning campaigns for clients such as The United Way, Lexus and TVOntario. Edd still drew and painted in his spare time, never losing sight of what he enjoyed doing. He did a few commissions along the way but realize that he needed to devote more time into this effort. 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.
Edd lives in Toronto.