Edward Barandiaran Aparicio was born in Lima, Peru on April 11, 1969. Edward started drawing and sketching at the age of 6, always having a pad and pencil in his hand. He immigrated with his family to the Miami, Florida area when he was 12 years old.
Edward received a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale when he was in his early twenties and later studied computer graphics and fine art at FIU (Florida International University). He has exhibited work at various galleries in the Miami, Coral Gables and Fort Lauderdale areas.
Edward was greatly influenced by his late grandfather, Manuel Martinez de Aparicio, a well-known artist and painter from Lima, Peru.