Return to Art Practice

After a 9-year hiatus—what I refer to as my “art retirement”—I started making art again in mid-October 2021 and have been engaged in a daily practice since then. My initial intention was simply to see if I enjoyed the creative process, since part of the reason I went on hiatus was because there was no joy anymore. TL;DR: there is joy.

I have been doing fairly simple spot illustration-style pieces in Adobe Illustrator, reminiscent of my Incidentals series (series 1, series 2) and it has been a lot of fun. If you’re curious about what they look like, I’ve posted a selection below. If you want to see more, head over to twitter, where I’ve been posting them daily: @edpas_.

Random Quadrupeds

Chonky Bug People

Somewhat Creepy Cat People

I may eventually get around to posting them in my portfolio section.

I will be releasing an NFT collection at some point.

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So much for the site revival

  • Five years since I claimed to be reviving this site and I’m not embarrassed at all.
  • Here’s the latest:
    • 6 months doing research assistant work for faculty in the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as some business consulting.
    • 2017-2018 I spent a year as a Portfolio Manager with Innovation Enterprise, the technology transfer office of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
    • 2018-2019 I spent 18 months as the Director of Registration Services at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.
    • Since then I’ve been bunkered up due to Covid-19 while renovating a house.
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Site Revival, Art Retirement, and Miscellany

  • I’ve revived this site and migrated it to a new web host.
  • This means that some things are broken, including many links, navigation on the older portfolio galleries, and various other features that no one is likely to miss. I may fix them eventually.
  • Much of the content describing me, my goals as an artist, or build details about the site are out of date. I may update them eventually
  • I am no longer actively pursuing art as a career, having decided in 2012 to retire from being an artist. I will likely write about this eventually.
  • Here’s is what I’ve been up to:
    • 2007-2009 I was the Communication Coordinator at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon.
    • 2009 to 2015 I worked at Concentra Financial, first in communications, then in estate administration.
    • 2015-2016 I completed a Master of Business Administration at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan