Bruce Edwards has been a muralist, instructor and graphic designer for more than twenty years. He has taught at the elementary, high school and adult levels throughout the Northwest and Alaska. He has completed commissioned works for numerous municipalities. He has been an instructor for Seniors Making Art (Instructor of the Year 2005) and instructing summer workshops for the Frye Museum since 1999.
Bruce studied Art and Merchandising at Vancouver City College and spent 2 years at the Vancouver School of Art now known as Emily Carr. He worked in a sawmill until he could afford to sling on a backpack and head for Europe and Asia. He made it overland to India in just under a year.
- From September 2001- July 2002 Bruce painted and taught at the American International School of Lome, Togo, West Africa.
- February & March 2002 – Bruce and his wife, Deborah teamed up to create two large all school murals with children at the Lone Man School of the Oglala Sioux Reservation, South Dakota.
- December 2003, designed and painted 30 foot award winning mural Homer, Alaska.
- November 2005, designed and painted 24 foot mural in Tucson, Arizona.
- November 2006, designed and painted four fanciful “Trolls” for the Duvall – Woodinville Bridge in Duvall, Washington.
- December 2008, commission from WA State’s Evergreen Hospital for 6 large water color paintings for the new Duvall Clinic.
- 2009 carved old-growth cedar planks for 4 eighteen foot x eighteen inch exterior street installations for the City of Duvall, WA.
- For 10 years Bruce instructed weekly drawing classes with students of Fall City Elementary School
- In August of 2011 Bruce returned to his Canadian roots. He and his wife, Deborah moved to a small cabin in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia where he is actively painting and instructing classes
- Presently, Bruce has been teaching adult and children’s classes at Gibsons Public Art Gallery and the Arts Building in Gibsons as well as a Children’s summer workshop in Sechelt