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.
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.