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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We sent Ed up to the Sawtooth Society’s annual Sagebrush Soirée. The organization does the heavy lifting to make sure this beautiful part of Idaho continues to receive support tackling the issues facing the region. Located in the center of the state, it is perhaps one of the most splendid parts of the country. The sharp peaks of the Sawtooth Range are one of icons of the American West.
Ed brought a 7-foot tall painting to finish for the live auction. The piece is titled “Top Goat” and depicts one of the symbols of these great mountains.
THE SAWTOOTH SOCIETY VISION AND MISSION
Formed in 1997, the nonprofit and nonpartisan society is the only organization dedicated exclusively to:
- Serving as an advocate for the Sawtooth NRA
- Preserving open space in the Sawtooth NRA
- Enhancing recreation facilities and services in the Sawtooth NRA
ADVOCACY Works with policy-makers and the public to address threats facing the SNRA. Current issues include: helping to develop the management plan for the two new Wilderness areas in the Sawtooth NRA, addressing the risk of another catastrophic fire, working to improve the private lands program, and supporting Sawtooth Vision 20/20 to identify threats and opportunities within the Sawtooth NRA.
ENHANCING RECREATION Provides ways to give back to the SNRA through volunteering and donation. Below are a few ways you can get involved in our volunteer program or benefit from our grants program. We have funded over 175 recreation enhancement projects and completed scores of on the ground projects to benefit all who use the Sawtooth NRA.
PRESERVING OPEN SPACE Worked with the Administration and Congress to secure $20 million in federal funds for the purchase of conservation easements in the SNRA.
Published a booklet to increase public understanding and fair application of federal regulations for the use and development of private lands in the SNRA.
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.”
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.