Raised in the mid-west and introduced to painting and drawing at a young age Ed lived in Akron, Ohio and took classes at the art institute as a child. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University graduating with a BFA in 1977.
While raising a family Ed worked in his family’s auto dealership and eventually managed his own ad agency for twenty years, painting part time. While living in Yardley, Pennsylvania he was represented by the Golden Door Gallery in New Hope. Since 1996 he has lived in Marietta, Georgia and is now represented by the Frameworks Gallery in Marietta and Lake Burton Gallery in Calhoun. In 2012 he began to participate in plein air events in Georgia and across the Southeast, winning over a dozen awards including eight first place finishes.
Ed now teaches oil painting and plein air at Kennesaw State University and gives workshops both locally and nationally.
2019 Olmsted Invitational Invited Artist 2018 New Smyrna Beach Paint Out 2018 Stone Mountain Plein Air First Place —Wheel Watches 2018 Blue Ridge International Plein Air First Place —Stanley Rapids 2018 Chastain Arts Center 50th Anniversary Second Place —Corner Light 2018 Olmsted Invitational First Place in the Community Plein Air —Welcome to the Olmsted 2018 Duluth Plein Air 2nd Place —Tea Time 2018 Plein Air in the Mountains People’s Choice, best of show —The Dairy 2016 Stone Mountain Plein Air Honorable Mention —1840’s House 2016 Blue Ridge Art Association Fall Plein Air Second Place —Mercer’s Pond