Edward Maldonado







Edward Maldonado

Edward Maldonado

Fort Worth, TX


Hello, my name is Edward Maldonado. I was born in Newark, NJ from Puerto Rican parents. I have been told from an early age I had talent and was encouraged to get better. After the third grade I pursued to get better in drawing and so I did with the help of an art teacher. She introduced me to the world of art and followed my progress until the eight grade. In grammar school I assembled a portfolio and enrolled to Arts High School in Newark NJ. I was an art major graduate from Arts High in Newark NJ in 1986. While in Arts High School, I was trained to work with pencil drawings, ink sketches, water colors, pastels, charcoals, airbrushing, oils, acrylics, silk-screening, printing and photography at a professional level. This level of professionalism allowed me to pick and choose what I was more comfortable with and I did so. I managed to be proficient with painting in acrylics, airbrush and silk-screen. After high school I worked at a silk-screen shop for couple of years, I learned the trade inside and out. The salary part of my art career was very discouraging so I pursued going to college with another career in mind. Leaving the professional trade did not mean I stopped painting, I maintained an art lifestyle ever since. My joy of painting comes from my dedication of pursuing a better masterpiece and seeing people smile after they view my artwork when they admire it. I love it better when they appreciate my stuff. From my school lessons I learned to accept criticism as part of the learning process. I am definitely happy I was accepted to the Arts High School, coming from the inner city there were not too many good outlets to learn the arts in my local area, but I succeeded and I know every one else can too.

Ever since I began drawing I have been told I had a technical talent, so the details of the object are the focus of my paintings; textures, bright colors and reflections. The details motivate me to paint the subject and whenever I get the creative desire to paint I just go ahead and do it. From the study of realism paintings from other artists, that style has caught my interest a lot, so I studied it a bit more and began focusing my talent on realism style paintings. I work with acrylics and I honed the skill to maintain my mixed colors wet for long term in containers. This works well for when I want to touch up a piece of finished artwork in the future. Currently I have been painting water scenes, landscapes and still-life; all in a representational style. Throughout the years I managed to do a couple of pieces of artwork while working full-time on my other career.

Thank you for visiting my page and god bless...



Red Sky by Edward Maldonado


Wine N Grapes by Edward Maldonado


Open Til 9 by Edward Maldonado


Blades by Edward Maldonado


Chattahoochee Riverbank by Edward Maldonado


Nora Mill Waterfall by Edward Maldonado


Turtle Pond I by Edward Maldonado


Turtle Pond II by Edward Maldonado


Turtle Pond III by Edward Maldonado


Turtle Pond IV by Edward Maldonado


Hidden Treasure by Edward Maldonado


Venetian Canal by Edward Maldonado


Holy Cross by Edward Maldonado


Waves by Edward Maldonado


Palm Tree by Edward Maldonado


Puerto Rican Flag by Edward Maldonado


Pelon by Edward Maldonado


Cepellin by Edward Maldonado


Ocean Breeze by Edward Maldonado


Forest by Edward Maldonado


Gone Fishing by Edward Maldonado


Boat by Edward Maldonado


Lily by Edward Maldonado