Edward W. Gilmore was born in Oakland, California in 1966. To truly become acquainted with Edward Gilmore, you must become acquainted with his passion for art, lust for life, adventure, willingness to risk, creativity, and child-like curiosity. These are just a few of the colors that make up the palette of his life.
Edward has been fascinated with color since he was a young boy. Nature provided the canvas for his art. Such balance in nature was so exciting to his young mind.
His first mentors were his father and his grandfather. His father, a master craftsman, taught him about precision and creativity. He taught Edward how to take pride in his work and pay attention to detail. Edward developed a total appreciation for artistic endeavors over the years. His grandfather also had a profound impact on his life. He was a perfectionist and applied this to every venue of work and life.
Edward's free spirit was instilled by his mother, and guided him on how he viewed the world. When trees dropped their leaves to the ground he danced with them, watching in vivid curiosity as the leaves twisted and turned, creating so many different fluid movements. He marveled how blue, orange, red and yellow could stand right next to each other, and yet look so perfect. This fascination with color followed him throughout his life.