After studying paint chemistry at college, Ed Skoler became a manufacturer specializing in poster art and sign enamels that were distributed in the United States and Europe. Because he needed to know more about artists materials and their applications, he enrolled in a painting class at George Walter Vincent Smith Museum School in Springfield, MA. It was there, at the urging of his instructor, where Ed pursued a more serious study resulting in revealing a natural affinity for color and form.
After a long business career ending on the Cape, Ed rekindled his earlier interest in painting by attending workshops and classes at the Falmouth Artists Guild, Cotuit Art Center, Cataumet Art Center and Cape Cod Art Association. For fifteen years he studied also with noted abstract expressionist Sam Feinstein in Dennis.
Working with an abstract realism approach to his subjects, Ed directly applies color to canvas using primarily a palette knife to achieve a bold and spontaneous effect. Skoler's abstract still lives and landscapes are filled with vibrant colors that form into a surreal and rhythmic world of paint.