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.
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.
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.
We are very pleased to announce Ed’s “Upstream” will be the cover image for Gray’s Sporting Journal’s Fly Fishing edition in March of 2015. It is the 40th anniversary issue of the magazine. This is Ed’s third cover of the prestigious publication. The investigation into this piece was originally done in conjunction with the American Fisheries Society. The journey these animals take and their sustainability is unique to the country and continues Ed’s investigation into Americanism. These animals are unique icons of many cultures around the West. The piece is available direct through the artist’s studio. Please contact us.