ED NADEAU
Bales
watercolor, 7 x 6 inches
$350
ED NADEAU
Birches in the Evening
watercolor, 10 x 8 inches
$525
ED NADEAU
Two Crows
watercolor, 5.25 x 4.25 inches
SOLD
ED NADEAU
The Stolen Cord, 1998
oil on linen, 72 x 76 inches
ED NADEAU
Path along the River
oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches
$2000
ED NADEAU
Big Axe, 2011
oil on canvas, 42 x 30 inches
$4200
ED NADEAU
Crossing the Lake
oil on panel, 9 x 6 inches
$475
ED NADEAU
Crows and Compost, 2013
oil on canvas, 34 x 43 inches
$4500
ED NADEAU
The Pitchfork
oil on panel, 12 x 10 inches
$800
ED NADEAU
Percival's Land, 1987
oil on canvas, 32 x 42 inches
ED NADEAU
Autumn Light
oil on canvas, 17.25 x 32 inches
$3000
ED NADEAU
View from Chase Road
oil on canvas, 16 x 11 inches
$950
ED NADEAU
Summer Landscape,Rome, Maine
oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches
$4800
ED NADEAU
Saw
oil on canvas, 42 x 30 inches
$4200
ED NADEAU
Chain and Hook
oil on canvas, 16 x 32 inches
$3800
ED NADEAU
Chain and Stump, 1992
encaustic on panel, 20 x 16 inches
ED NADEAU
Man Walking in the Wilderness
watercolor, 5 x 14 inches
$450
ED NADEAU
Passing over the Passy
oil on canvas, 32 x 45 inches
$5000
ED NADEAU
The Water Tower
watercolor, 12 x 9 inches
$650
ED NADEAU
Four Bales Early Spring
oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches
$975
ED NADEAU
Road Looking East
oil on canvas, 20 x 28 inches
$3000
ED NADEAU
Walnut Tree on the Roman Road
mixed media on panel, 6 x 6 inches
$450
ED NADEAU
Bale at Noon
watercolor, 12 x 16 inches
$1000
ED NADEAU
Canal at Fourwinds, France
oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches
$650
ED NADEAU
Big Tree Colorful Roots
watercolor, 12 x 24 inches
$1600
ED NADEAU
Roman Road Evening Sun, France
oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches
$2800
ED NADEAU
Crows Above the Olive Trees, Aurielle, France
mixed media, 9 x 12 inches
$800
ED NADEAU
Three Trees Gray Sky
oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches
ED NADEAU
Birds on a Wire
oil on canvas, 21 x 16.75 inches
$2000
ED NADEAU
Approaching Blue Lights
oil on canvas, 36 x 37 inches
$6000
ED NADEAU
Evening Sun #1, Long Pond
acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches
$450
ED NADEAU
Evening Sun #3, Long Pond
acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches
$450
ED NADEAU
Evening Sun #2, Long Pond
acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches
$450
ED NADEAU
Lone Tree
oil on panel, 6 x 9 inches
SOLD
ED NADEAU
Morning Light
oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches
$975
ED NADEAU
Owl and Pronghorn
oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches
$350
ED NADEAU Bales watercolor, 7 x 6 inches $350
Inquire
ED NADEAU Birches in the Evening watercolor, 10 x 8 inches $525
Inquire
ED NADEAU Two Crows watercolor, 5.25 x 4.25 inches SOLD
Inquire
ED NADEAU The Stolen Cord, 1998 oil on linen, 72 x 76 inches
Inquire
ED NADEAU Path along the River oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches $2000
Inquire
ED NADEAU Big Axe, 2011 oil on canvas, 42 x 30 inches $4200
Inquire
ED NADEAU Crossing the Lake oil on panel, 9 x 6 inches $475
Inquire
ED NADEAU Crows and Compost, 2013 oil on canvas, 34 x 43 inches $4500
Inquire
ED NADEAU The Pitchfork oil on panel, 12 x 10 inches $800
Inquire
ED NADEAU Percival's Land, 1987 oil on canvas, 32 x 42 inches
Inquire
ED NADEAU Autumn Light oil on canvas, 17.25 x 32 inches $3000
Inquire
ED NADEAU View from Chase Road oil on canvas, 16 x 11 inches $950
Inquire
ED NADEAU Summer Landscape,Rome, Maine oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches $4800
Inquire
ED NADEAU Saw oil on canvas, 42 x 30 inches $4200
Inquire
ED NADEAU Chain and Hook oil on canvas, 16 x 32 inches $3800
Inquire
ED NADEAU Chain and Stump, 1992 encaustic on panel, 20 x 16 inches
Inquire
ED NADEAU Man Walking in the Wilderness watercolor, 5 x 14 inches $450
Inquire
ED NADEAU Passing over the Passy oil on canvas, 32 x 45 inches $5000
Inquire
ED NADEAU The Water Tower watercolor, 12 x 9 inches $650
Inquire
ED NADEAU Four Bales Early Spring oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches $975
Inquire
ED NADEAU Road Looking East oil on canvas, 20 x 28 inches $3000
Inquire
ED NADEAU Walnut Tree on the Roman Road mixed media on panel, 6 x 6 inches $450
Inquire
ED NADEAU Bale at Noon watercolor, 12 x 16 inches $1000
Inquire
ED NADEAU Canal at Fourwinds, France oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches $650
Inquire
ED NADEAU Big Tree Colorful Roots watercolor, 12 x 24 inches $1600
Inquire
ED NADEAU Roman Road Evening Sun, France oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches $2800
Inquire
ED NADEAU Crows Above the Olive Trees, Aurielle, France mixed media, 9 x 12 inches $800
Inquire
ED NADEAU Three Trees Gray Sky oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches
Inquire
ED NADEAU Birds on a Wire oil on canvas, 21 x 16.75 inches $2000
Inquire
ED NADEAU Approaching Blue Lights oil on canvas, 36 x 37 inches $6000
Inquire
ED NADEAU Evening Sun #1, Long Pond acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches $450
Inquire
ED NADEAU Evening Sun #3, Long Pond acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches $450
Inquire
ED NADEAU Evening Sun #2, Long Pond acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches $450
Inquire
ED NADEAU Lone Tree oil on panel, 6 x 9 inches SOLD
Inquire
ED NADEAU Morning Light oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches $975
Inquire
ED NADEAU Owl and Pronghorn oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches $350
Inquire
 

Ed Nadeau Biography

Ed Nadeau studied human anatomy and painting with the American Expressionist Jerome Witkin. In his classes, Witkin underscored the importance of capturing the human form through compelling drawings developed by anatomical accuracy, a solid knowledge of color, and a heightened use of light. Along with this, he emphasized the importance of gesture and materiality in painting, which he personally adapted and elaborated upon from the Action Painters of the 1940’s and 50’s.

Nadeau’s paintings represent narrative stories that he has nurtured for the past twenty-four years. His attempt to interpret the human condition through narrative painting began during his studies at Syracuse University in the late 1970’s.

Witkin’s positive influence as a mentor was immense. A change manifested in Nadeau’s work during the mid-1980’s, shortly after graduate school with the creation of such paintings as Misery Ridge and The Orchard.

At this time, Nadeau read Carolyn Chute’s book The Beans of Egypt, Maine, which changed his work almost overnight from conceptual based mixed media pieces to straight ahead narrative paintings. Chute’s book about the “white-trash” working class of Maine was the catalyst that finally allowed Nadeau to convey his ideas on canvas.

Reared in a large French-Canadian, Catholic, blue-collar family, Nadeau was influenced by the tall tales exchanged almost daily by people like his grandfather, parents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors. The absurdity of the plight of Chute’s characters was a common occurrence in a rural state like Maine, and it was akin to the tall tales of his youth, which he has been able to dramatize through his mind’s eye.

Nadeau’s process is similar to fiction writing in that his narratives are not necessarily authentic depictions of actual people or places, but interpretations of an idea or event that developed over a period of time. To that end, Nadeau’s paintings are an amalgam of childhood memories, artistic influences, current events, which are perceived together on the canvas as a genre that the viewer will relate to as narrative.

 

Press

Spring 2014
Maine Boats Homes & Harbors
Link to Article

Nadeau of the North: Tapping into Franco-American heritage and a sense of Maine to create stories of life near the edge.

One day on a trip with his children to Mt. Desert Island, painter Ed Nadeau took a back road through Surry, just outside Ellsworth. As he drove along, Nadeau came across a small trailer dwarfed by a huge pile of firewood. He stopped the car, backed up and took a few photographs, struck by the […]

Read More
 

Publications

Exhibition Catalog 2010
Ed Nadeau: Maine Folklore
Download Link
SOLD OUT
 

Videos