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 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.