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"Colors of Fall"

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  Feature Artist Bio

Ed Cahill - Colors of Fall

Ed Cahill - Colors of Fall

Ed Cahill - Morning on the Hootch

Ed Cahill - Morning on the Hootch

Ed Cahill - Crape Myrtle

Ed Cahill - Crape Myrtle

Ed Cahill - West Milford Farmhouse

Ed Cahill - West Milford Farmhouse

Ed Cahill - Mabry Farmhouse Spring

Ed Cahill - Mabry Farmhouse Spring

Ed Cahill - Up along the Taccoa

Ed Cahill - Up along the Taccoa

Ed Cahill - Yellow Trim

Ed Cahill - Yellow Trim

Ed Cahill - Mimosa Hall

Ed Cahill - Mimosa Hall

Ed Cahill - Sunflower Farm

Ed Cahill - Sunflower Farm

Ed Cahill - Southern Drama

Ed Cahill - Southern Drama

Ed Cahill - Jim's Junk

Ed Cahill - Jim's Junk

Ed Cahill - Cottage on the Lake

Ed Cahill - Cottage on the Lake

                                                     

  ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO

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 Ed Cahill's 

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By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Ed Cahill (born 1955 in Rice, Wisconsin).
 

In 1960 Ed's parents moved to Ohio where his father was in the automobile business. His mother was a professional fashion illustrator and piano teacher. With the encouragement of his mother as a young boy he attended summer arts instruction at the Akron Art Institute. By the time he attended high school he was already excelling in pen-and-ink rendering and starting to paint in watercolor and acrylics. In 1977 he was accepted to Carnegie-Mellon University majoring in painting and drawing and studying under Herb Olds, and Harry Holland.  He graduated with a BFA in 1977 and that  same year he was married to Penelope Wurl, a fellow CMU student.  

Like many artists of his generation, Ed began his career in commercial art, eventually, as an art director in Atlanta, Georgia in 1986. During this period Ed was active with local arts associations, painting large landscapes, which he started plein air and finished in the studio. Soon after he moved his family to Yardley, Pennsylvania and for eight years helped manage his family’s automobile dealership. He continued painting on a part- time basis and showed locally, eventually being represented by the Golden Door Gallery in New Hope. Quite a few of his most successful early paintings are based on the rich Bucks County landscape.   

In 1996 he and his family returned to Georgia. Soon after, Ed opened his own advertising agency. He continued to participate in local competitions like the Metro Montage shows at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, winning a Second-Place prize in 2009 for his oil, "Hilton Head Shrimper." About this time he took a plein air painting class and began spending more and more time working outside. He is now a full-time plein air painter, participating in regional shows and selling his work on line and in galleries.  

  Recent Exhibitions and Awards

  • 2016 Blue Ridge Art Association Plein Air

       Second Place -"Mercer's Pond"

  • Favorite Places to Paint - "Mabry Farm"  featured in Plein Air magazine’s weekly newsletter 6/16

  • "Height of the Season" featured in Plein Air magazine’s 

       weekly newsletter 1/14

  • 2013 Blue Ridge Art Association Fall Plein Air

       First Place - "Engine 7529"

  • 2013 Gwinnet Parks Plein Air Challenge

       Lawrenceville Courthouse

       Chosen to tour the county

  • 2013 Smith-Gilbert Gardens  Plein Air Event

       Second Place - "Rest and Roses"

  • 2013 Marietta/Cobb County Museum Plein Air Event

       Third Place - "Katie’s House"

  • 2013 Charleston SC OPA Plein Air Event

       First Place - "145 Church Street"

  • 2013 Blue Ridge Art Association Spring Plein Air

       Second Place - "Horse Creek Farm"

  • 2012 Gwinnet Parks Plein Air Challenge

       "Deep in the Woods"

       Chosen to tour the county

  • 2012 Marietta/Cobb County Museum Plein Air Event

      Third Place - "Sunday on the Square"

  • 2009 Marietta/Cobb County  Museum Metro Montage

      Second Place - "Hilton Head Shrimper"

Gallery #408

September 19, 2016

Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist

                      Ed Cahill (Born 1955)

               ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

I’ve painted and created art all my life. It’s a lifestyle for me. I appreciate creativity and skill in all its forms.

 

Since college my concentration has been on representational art—my interests in the local landscape, history and architecture are reflected in my work.

Plein air painting as a movement, certainly has reverence for nature and rural beauty, but the best examples celebrate the often-overlooked around us. The ability to express the light and mood of an instant and capture a view of almost anything is my greatest passion.