Ed graduated from Syracuse University in 1980 with his BFA in painting and from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1986 with his MFA in painting.  

Assistant Professor Nadeau teaches 2d-design, painting and drawing at the University of Maine in Orono and has taught advanced courses in Landscape Painting, Figure Drawing, Nature Drawing and Materials and Techniques for Painters.

His paintings have been exhibited widely, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place, School 33 Art Center, the Park School, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, the University of Maine in Orono, Whitney Art Works in Portland, Maine, and the Drawing Center, NYC. His work is represented by the Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, Maine. His works are held in many private collections both nationally and internationally.