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The Big Ride: A Legend

Follow Dusty the professional bull rider as he winds his way through the American West, in a tall tale that ends up with Dusty wrangling a very big fish. West Mountain Drifters is honored to have artist Ed Anderson and his lively illustrations be part of this project!

Proceeds from the sale of the book and the Big Ride t-shirt will directly befit arts education for children. 36 pages of fantastic black and white illustrations in a 6.75″ x 10.25″ book, with a full-color glossy cover!

ISBN: 978-0-692-99604-1

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Giving back is very important to us. Proceeds from the sale of The Big Ride: A Legend go directly to teaching kids art. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and follow Ed on social media to see what’s happening with the project.

 

Redfish and the Texas Coastal Conservation Association

This Redfish was shipped down to the Texas Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association for a fundraising event where it will be put on the auction block. We are offering a very limited number of 32″ x 24″ prints, and proceeds will benefit the CCA.

coastal conservation association redfish

The purpose of CCA is to advise and educate the public on conservation of marine resources. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of those coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.

Thanks to Sporting Classics Daily for publishing the journal and painting.

The journal story was born during a fantastic cast & blast trip in Louisiana aboard The Dogwood, originally a US Coast Guard vessel that has been repurposed as a comfortably appointed lodge for Southern Way Charters. A big thanks to Captain Greg Moon of Louisiana Fishing Charters, who made sure a good time was had by all.

ed anderson redfish journal

West Mountain Turkey in Gray’s Sporting Journal

We are excited that Gray’s Sporting Journal has published “West Mountain Turkey” in a new story. This painting was inspired by Ed’s experiences in the mountains of central Idaho at the No Business Lodge. The original is available. For more information contact the studio directly.

Turkey Insurgency and Gray’s Sporting Journal

Gray's Sporting Journal

We are proud to be part of Gray’s, and have been featured on the cover and within its pages several times. The magazine features a mix of fine sporting literature, art, photography and travel, and has been in existence since 1975. It is the publication of choice for sportsmen and women worldwide.

Ed Anderson Art in the Pages of BigLife

If you haven’t seen the Fall 2016 issue of BigLife Magazine yet, find yourself a copy. This colorful publication is hefty and rich with stories about life in western mountain towns. Ed was interviewed by editor-in-chief Ryan Waterfield; and the resulting Arts & Culture section’s article features images of his journals and the large colorful paintings inspired by his travels.

Ed has been asked to become a regular contributor to BigLife. Look for future issues featuring Ed’s signature style.

ed anderson art biglife magazine

 

BigLife Magazine publishes four issues annually. The stories in its pages deliver viewpoints on life in the mountains, and discuss recreation, arts and culture, entrepreneurs, and issues specific to mountain towns. The magazine is distributed in Park City, Sun Valley, and Jackson Hole. You can also find a copy at select Barnes & Noble stores, and some Whole Foods stores in the West.

A big thanks goes out to the people at BigLife Magazine! We are excited about working together in the future.

Gulfshore Life Magazine and “The Sanibel Catch”

We are delighted to announce that Gulfshore Life Magazine invited Ed to document his most recent coastal fishing adventure. “The Sanibel Catch” was written on Sanibel Island, Florida and will appear in the August 2016 issue. His journal pages tell the story with colorful sketches, photos, and tales from the blue water island. Sanibel Island is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area on the Gulf coast of southwestern Florida. The waters surrounding this barrier island contain over 50 different kinds of fish including snook and tarpon. Consequently, it makes for some interesting options for anglers. Sanibel’s beaches are also a very popular place for beach combing. Shell-seekers can indeed find hundreds of different kinds of sea shells. Ed’s story of beach fishing sets the scene for a typical fishing day at the beach.

“Just don’t hook the shellers behind you.”

Gulfshore Life Sanibel Catch page 1 journal
Gulfshore Life Sanibel Catch page 2 journal

 

Ed’s journals are the inspiration for his paintings. This particular visual tale became the fabric behind the painting “Snooks”. The original is available. Contact the studio directly for more information.

Snooks-Ed Anderson Art-Gulfshore Life Magazine