Eddie White’s career as an artist began in the Staunton, Virginia’s Historic District where he painted and worked in silkscreen printing. Edwin White Studios, an art gallery and print shop was one of several retail businesses located in an old flour mill, restored and aptly named “The Factory”. Eddie participated in art and craft shows throughout the southeast with his watercolors, pen and inks, glass etchings and silkscreen prints.
A move to Chapel Hill, NC in 1975 brought a change of interests. As an experienced carpenter and draftsman, Eddie designed and built homes and additions in the Research Triangle area. He also worked as a freelance graphic designer developing image campaigns for businesses in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC.
A move back to the Shenandoah Valley and a walking tour through Scotland inspired Eddie to return to abstract art. He produced not only painted landscapes but also constructions of local hardwoods, glass, metals and mirror. He became a member of Carolina Designer Craftsmen working in these media.
After several years of designing and building homes, including his own, Eddie helped design and later prototyped a surgical staple remover for a medical instrument company in Research Triangle Park, N.C. This project initiated six years of product design, patent development, and prototyping for numerous companies seeking new product or product upgrades in the medical device industry.
In addition to designing and building studios and residences in Orange and Chatham counties, Eddie volunteered his talents to Community Independent School near Pittsboro, NC. These projects included an addition to the elementary school, the preschool playground and a barn for the new farm program.
Since the year 2000 Eddie has pursued sculpture. He was a member of the Chatham Artists Guild for several years, but has more recently focused on corporate and private commissions. His first major commission came in 2003 when he created “Mengembang” (in the Gallery-Commissions) for the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His studio is now at home on the Rocky River in Silk Hope, NC where Eddie lives with his wife, Gwen. Their daughter Jesse lives in Washington, DC where she teaches Art at Roosevelt High School.