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.
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 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.
Ed got to head out last fall with KeepEmWet and Fishbite Media. Boise happens to be one of the best trout fishing cities in America and, because of Boise State, it’s a good football town. As always, the journals inform Ed’s artwork. These are a couple sketchbook pages inspired by autumn fishing around the stadium. Ed pokes a little bit of fun at his friends in the SEC, but it is primarily the story of the lifestyle we all enjoy in the intermountain west. There are very few places one can enjoy a great football experience and catch monster trout.
It was a special privilege to be on the water and be part of what #KeepEmWet has going on. In the sport of fly fishing where getting a shot of a great fish can be dangerous, these guys have started an unbelievable movement to keep the animal in the water. And, the team knows how to gets really good shots. Keep up the great work guys. The photos included in the journal are those of Fishbite Media.
Here’s the painting that came out of the trip. It is titled “The Chase”; 3.5 x 2 ft. acrylic and ink on canvas. The original is available. Please contact the studio directly. Limited edition prints are also available.
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.