Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Edson has enjoyed sketching and painting since childhood, and he has become a completely self-taught artist.
He moved to the United States in 1978 and quickly established himself as an artist of the highest caliber. He has exhibited his lifelike paintings and drawings at major cities throughout the country, winning many awards and much recognition. Edson’s artwork has also been published in magazines, and has been commissioned to grace the walls of all 500 rooms in the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, California. Edson has participated in the acclaimed Art Expo New York, where his work was highly praised. Edson has achieved so much success with his work that the November 1999 issue of The Artist’s Magazine featured his work in a special section on painting techniques. At the prestigious Coconut Grove Art Festival in 2002 and 2003 Edson received the Award of First Place. His Artwork has been displayed at many Art Festivals thru out the U.S.A. where he has claimed numerous awards. “Beauty is essential to the well being of the soul” – Edson Campos