About Ed Slater

Ed SlaterEd was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1947. He describes his education as arse and means it.

After school Ed completed his apprenticeship as a carpet weaver before signing up for 22 years as a Royal Marines Commando and then 12 years as a postman in Portsmouth before being medically retired by injuries related to his time in the Marines.

Ed came back to Scotland and now lives in a renovated shephards cottage, Dalveen Pass in the Lowther Hills, with wife Linda and their 3 dogs.

The remoteness of the area and his self taught art style which he creates from his cow byre studio has helped Ed to cope with his Combat Stress.

Ed has a BA(Hons) in Philosophy reading Aesthetics, Art History and Applied Ethics, a Diploma in The European Humanities from the Open University and is a full member of AFAS (The Armed Forces Art Society) and DAGFAS (Dumfries & Galloway Fine Art Society).