Ehrling White was born in Alberta, Canada, but was raised mostly in Oregon, in an environment that encouraged creativity and art. He got his painting degree from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland, way back in the mid-nineties. The magnificent complexity of the the natural world had a strong effect on his art making, as well as the lively local music scene, for which he performed art and design jobs from time to time. As time wore on, his process became something like elucidating daydreams, which could be very tricky. Near the the turn of the century he moved to Toronto and got a job painting murals, and that is where he lives and works to this day.