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.
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.
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.
Ed’s bringing his show to Washington for Salmon Days. The things everyone can expect; original art, live painting, and lots of fish. There’s a trailer of gear ready to roll and he’s excited to be working with Fish Eye Guy Photography to develop some new compositions.
As the days get hot, summer art season starts moving. I’ve got a long line-up of shows, fairs, and markets. If you’d like to see me work, stop by the Saturday Market in Boise the last weekend of ever month. First Thursdays I’ll be on the Eighth Street Alley, either in the Fulton Street Showroom or at Solid.
A huge thanks to Amy Atkins and the Boise Weekly. It’s a great homecoming after a long trip to Texas.
In preparation for a show in Longview, Texas, I thought it appropriate to bring three species describing my home. Each holds a very unique narrative for how our fisheries function. There are a myriad political discussions along with storied natural histories to narrate these images. I will leave it to the viewer to see the pieces with out my considerations.
In fact, these pieces leave much for my own investigation. I’m sure I will tackle these subjects again. And, the issues they kindle will continue to rise up as themes in my work.
Kokanee are a long land locked salmon barred from migration by dams.
They have become well known to turn lakes and small rivers red in the fall as they still fight to do their annual breeding ritual. The painting is 3x5ft acrylic and ink on canvas.
Steelhead make the huge migration from the Pacific through the Columbia River system. Their journey is marked with hazards, but still reproduce in the mountains of Idaho. This triptych is 7x4ft acrylic and ink on canvas.
The cutthroat is the native species every river-goer points to as a symbol for endurance and beauty. This triptych is 7x4ft acrylic and ink on birch.
The last year has been great for meeting new fishing friends all over the country.
The exciting opportunity to show in Wellfleet Harbor, MA led me to do this tuna painting from one of the new owner’s photos. In the interest of full disclosure, I have never caught a tuna, but hope to get to the Cape this summer to see the painting on Jeff Smith’s wall and meet the crew at the Frying Pan Gallery…. and of course tighten some line.
I’ve had the privilege of painting some outstanding portraits. Most are done on commission or have a specific client in mine. These are the Maddox brothers, two fishy fellows painted for a portrait show at the Linen Building in 2013. Surprisingly, the canvases went unsold. They are each about 3×5 ft acrylic and ink. Unless a movement can save them, I will recycle the materials and they will be lost forever. We will take any reasonable offers.
I’m very excited to be opening on Captiva Island, Florida at the Captiva Island Yacht Club next week. Most of the 10 pieces coming are originals and draw from subjects around the inland water-way. The show will hang through February and all the pieces will be for sale. The first offerings will be reserved for members, but I’ll post some prices for the entire show in the coming week. Also, prints will be made available in the coming months.