Ed Org is perhaps best known as the artist who created the beer label designs for the Wychwood Brewery including ‘Hobgoblin’, ‘Black Wych’ and ‘Fiddler’s Elbow’. Another of his more noteworthy and unusual artistic endeavours is designing the artwork for two of the tattoos sported by England and Arsenal footballer, Theo Wallcott, who is a fan of Ed’s work!
This wonderful exhibition features over 50 original drawings and paintings by Ed Org, the talented artist who continues to gain admirers and collectors from all over the UK and beyond. This year there is even more to see, with four invited guest artists whose work is all inspired by fairy-tale, myth, folklore and fantasy. Two of these are showing at Obsidian for the first time, including stunning hand-engraved and hand-blown glass by world-renowned glass artist, Jonathan Harris, and unusual glass enamel with silver leaf on wooden panels and copper bowls by Gill Harkness.
Ed Org has been working as a professional artist for the past 25 years and has established a strong following all over the country. This is the ninth year that Obsidian has hosted an exhibition of Ed’s work. This exhibition features over 50 original drawing and paintings, as well as new prints, and some rare limited editions with hand-drawings added to the mounts – true collectors’ items.
Ed’s biggest influence is Edward Burne-Jones, from the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and also the great Victorian-age book illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Willy Pogany, Charles Robinson and others. With subjects including classic mythology, folklore, Arthurian legend, Shakespeare, myth & magic, as well as woodlands & rivers, the over-riding feel of the exhibition is beauty and exquisite detail. For those who like to appreciate the art of beautiful drawing and are glad to see that in the age of computer-aided design and abstract or shock Brit-art, that there are artists who still practice the art of drawing.
As well as stunning glass by Jonathan Harris, and the unusual enamel bowls and wall panels by Gill Harkness, the exhibition also features two other wonderful guest artists – Sue Burne, who has created some beautiful and intricate hand-engraved glass pieces, and also unusual and affordable Art Nouveau and Art Deco inspired jewellery by Jess Lelong.
This is a wonderful opportunity to see a very unusual art show of very beautiful and detailed work, that is both original and unique and should appeal to lovers of mythology, folklore, literature and art.
Entry to the exhibition is free and all work is for sale. The exhibition is on now at Obsidian Art, The Bucks Goat Centre, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ. The gallery is open daily, from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and from Noon to 4pm on Sundays. The exhibition continues until Sunday 26th March. A selection of the work on show can be seen at www.obsidianart.co.uk. For further details telephone 01296 612150 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.