David Edwards was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1969. At the age of eight, he moved with his family to Jersey in the Channel Islands where he lived for several years before emigrating to Vancouver, Canada in 1981. Recently he moved east, and now lives and works in Montréal, Québec.
Edwards began his career in graphic design. He worked variously as a magazine publisher, publicitymarketing person for a fundraising campaign to build an arts centre, freelance graphic artist, and a product- and catalogue-designer for a giftware and souvenir company. He abandoned graphic design in 2000 to pursue his passion, painting. He has been painting full-time ever since.
Edwards works primarily in oil, and until recently his main focus had been the landscape. However, after moving to Montreal, he began exploring the human figure as his primary subject.
The artist has won several awards, and his work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, Great Britain, Europe and the United States.