Ed got a chance to go to Cuba and fly fish with Picabo Anglers and see the freshly opening country. With help from the No Business Lodge and Veteran Outdoors, he flew out of Miami direct to Havana with a group of 12 headed for Los Jardines de la Reina, a huge archipelago on the south side of the island.
The group made their way to Ciego and the Avalon II for a 6 day fly fishing excursion like no other. Remote living on the boat and excellent guides made the fly fishing in Cuba fantastic. Lot’s of shots at big bones, juvenile tarpon and permit. The boat itself had great food and a great staff.
All the people throughout Cuba were great, but clearly overwhelmed. The spigot has been turned on at Miami and the Americans are flowing in. The romance that was Cuba will be lost soon. The country will probably be Puerto Rico before too long.
Happy Holidays 2015 from Ed Anderson Art! It’s been a tremendous year for Ed. We can’t offer enough thanks to all those who made it possible. By our calculations he logged almost 100,000 miles, 6 countries, and way too many US states. There’s also been some tremendous partnerships formed. In fact, too many to mention in this entry. Rest assured it’s going to be a big 2016.
Many have expressed interest in print availability. Unfortunately, we did have to pull all limited prints off the presses. If you do need a last minute gift idea, go check out Old Wood Signs and the collection Ed has put together for them. Or, Ed’s “Bugle Once” has been included as part of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s fundraising program. Find it on their website.
Ed will be releasing new work in the coming weeks as we build a larger media footprint. Keep your heads up and stay warm.
It was a great trip for Ed to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations Elk Camp at the Las Vegas Convention Center. He spent a few days with the boys of Maven from Lander, Wyoming and worked on a new elk piece titled “Billowing Up”. It is 3x5ft acrylic and ink on canvas. It was a great place to work Americana with Cowboy Christmas right downstairs and the National Finals Rodeo in town.
After a great season of elk hunting at the No Business Lodge in Valley County, Idaho, Ed’s work has been recently been inspired. His new paintings reflect his time in the woods. Being in Vagas with all the other hunters was a great time to reflect.
Also, Ed brought “Bugle Once”, the recent selection of the RMEF catalogug from their Featured Artist Program.
Boise is one of the great places in America to live, for lots of reasons. An especially unique experience is to be a fly fisherman on game day. Ed gets time on the river with lots of great people. Fishbite Media’s Bryan Huskey is one of those. His storytelling is second to none–it was therefore a privilege for Ed to build these pages with some of the photos from the Fishbite catalogue.
Additionally, theres a bone in there thrown to Damon Bungard’s Clemson Tigers. Ed and Damon have spent some time in the woods at the No Business Lodge and after their exceptional season, it felt right to call out the Gamecocks. Ed’s been to Columbia and seen the spectacle when USC pumps up “2001 a Space Odyssey.” Do better Cocks.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has chosen Ed’s “Round Valley Bull” as part of their supplemental art program. Prints will be available through the Foundation’s annual catalogue and will function as a method of fundraising for local chapters. Stay tuned to his Facebook page and Instagram feeds for updates on when this print will be available to purchase. The original is presently available through the studio, please contact us directly if you are interested.
This exciting new partnership marries two of Ed’s passions, wildlife and art. He’s thrilled that this project will support the fundraising efforts of local Rocky Mountain Elk chapters and will further sustain the health and habitat of this great species.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is dedicated to preserving the future of elk and other wildlife, as well as their habitat and the hunting heritage. For more information about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, please visit their website.
Ed just returned from Sanibel Island, Florida, home of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. He is excited to announce a new partnership with this amazing refuge. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, it’s the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States with over 6,400 acres. Nearly 2,800 acres of the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge are designated as a Federal Wilderness Area. Not only is home to great fishing, it is also world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations.
On his most recent trip, equipped with his sketchbook, Ed recorded much of his time creeping around mangrove tunnels searching for tarpon in his Jackson boat. He recalls, “the chance to get shots at these amazing fish with a fly rod and Lamson reel is an experience second to none.”
Ed’s sketchbook remains his most powerful tool for documenting his Americana experiences. Each drawing tells a story, drives a composition, experiments with color, or in most cases, acts as great therapy. Regardless of the purpose, as Ed will tell you, his sketchbook is a glimpse into how he sees and translates his world. We’re all looking forward to seeing more of Ed’s adventures in Florida with Ding Darling.
Ed is pleased to announce a partnership as a featured artist for the Bonefish Tarpon Trust to develop three new canvases. In addition, he will be creating a new membership incentive for the Trust. As part of the research, Ed will be traveling to Cuba with Picabo Angler in February of 2016. He will be keeping an extensive journal and helping tag fish for satellite tracking.
The Bonefish Tarpon Trust is the world’s leader in these gamefish’s conservation. Their extensive program is responsible for scientific data, publication and promotion over a huge portion of the globe. Ed is very excited to be involved and hopes his work will be helpful.
Ed is very pleased to announce a partnership between Bull Stock Media and the Professional Bull Riding tour to create some original pieces for their summer tour. He will have three new canvases for the Livingston and Big Sky events the end of July. Stay tuned to his Facebook and Instagram feeds for development on the project.
We are pleased to announced Ed’s “West Mountain Turkey” will be a bi-fold spread in the May/June 2015 issue of Gray’s Sporting Journal. The Turkey depicted is part of Ed’s experience in the mountains of Idaho at the No Business Lodge and continues his investigation into his search for all things Americana. The piece is available directly through the artist’s studio; please contact us.
The Art of Fishing is opening in Boise and Ed is very pleased to be showing with some of the fly fishing industry’s best young artists at the Fulton Street Showroom in Boise this spring. The exhibit will include Paul Puckett, AD Maddox, Andrea Larko, Josh DeSmit, Josh Udesen, Travis Sylvester, Jake Keeler, and others. This group has been featured in Gray’s Sporting Journal, the Fly Fishing Journal, the Drake, Fly Fusion and most other industry leading publications. Additionally, this group has added their art to fishing products by Patagonia, Simms, Montana Fly Company, Yeti, Fincognito and many others. The show will run through early summer and will have some events.