Artist and home:
Eddie Conrad, Bridgewater, NS
Background & Occupation:
I went fishing out of Lunenburg in my younger years from the time. I was thirteen years old until I was twenty-seven, worked in the fish plant a few years and worked for Bridgestone-Firestone for thirty-five years until retirement.
Artist Inspiration & Influence:
I hurt my back and needed something to do while recovering in1991. On April 13, 1991 I carved my first owl. I carved off an on for a few years as time permitted.
After my wife passed away, I put a few pieces of folk art in a consignment store in New Germany and Lee McClair bought a few pieces of my work and contacted me. After coming to my home and seeing my work he introduced me the Folk Art Society.
Art Methods & Techniques:
Now I do quite a few different carvings.
I have become recognized through selling my at the NS Folk Art Show.