Awarded FIRST PRIZE in the Erskine Inaugural Veterans Art Exhibition 2012 which was held at the Trades Hall , Glasgow in October.
I am currently organising exhibitions in collaboration with Armed Services charities to collect donations to help our injured servicemen and women. As a retired Royal Marines Commando I make sure that a percentage of all my sales from exhibitions and from Road-end Studio go to Forces charities. Therefore there is no upper limit to how much you can spend on Ed Slaters art!
Personalised commissions undertaken to create a mixed-media painting that incorporates items of emotional or nostalgic reference for that very special personal work of art.
Ed was born in Ayr, 1947. Having served his apprenticeship as a carpet weaver he left to join the Royal Marines and retired in 1987 after 22 years service.
Deciding to enhance his worldly knowledge, he joined the Open University gaining a Diploma in European Humanities and, after six years part-time study, was awarded his BA Hons. It was during his studies that he found his love of art, being inspired by himself. Ed took up art fifteen years ago and, with no training, experimented with his new found passion. He became a member of the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society and sold his work from local galleries. Since moving back to Scotland, Ed has become a member of the Moniaive and District Art Association and the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society.