Welcome to 2016 and welcome to Spring! 2015 was a wonderful year for us and 2016 has started off even better. I am honored to share with you the most loved masterpieces of 2016, so far.
The latest major release of “Visions of Ireland” features Ed Cooley’s award-winning masterpiece “Enchanted”. Becoming one of Ed’s fastest appreciating artworks, “Enchanted” features the Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland captured in breathtaking light.
One of the most famous sights in Northern Ireland, this seemingly mysterious location was actually purposeful. The Stuart family planted it in the 18th century to dress up the road to their manor. These wonderful Beech trees have since grown entangled into a fantastic mess.
This sight has been featured in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and many other mediums. With equal parts mystery and trepidation, I set out to put my signature style on this sight.
Featured during the release of “Industry Abandoned”, “Hypnotic” has been a show stopper since it’s release. Photographed in the famous Silo City of Buffalo, New York, this project was a completely new experience for Ed Cooley. Known world wide for his award-winning landscapes, “Industry Abandoned” was instantly something special. These haunting images of what was once the backbone of industry showcase the beauty of life that has moved into the absent space. The colors that have stood the test of time, the remnants of an obviously busy industry, and the memories left behind.
“Hypnotic” is a literal mess of advertisements and graffiti layered over time into a hypnotizing stare. What her eyes must have been able to see as the industry waned and she came to life.
“Tree of Fire”
Can you believe these colors exist in nature? A breathtaking ode to autumn, this tree lives in the Portland Japanese Garden of Portland, Oregon. Captured by many photographers, but Ed’s style stands alone.
The gardens were established in 1963 and opened to the public in 1967. Japanese Gardens typically take hundreds of years to evolve and mature, but thanks to western ingenuity the Portland Japanese Garden is the perfect fusion of east meeting west.
This Japanese Maple may be short in stature, but the color gives it a mighty presence. A favorite among our collectors, this piece highlights our love of the Earth.
And last, but certainly not least, I bring you one of Ed Cooley’s most awarded pieces. “Wild Spirit” brings the Camargue Horses of Provence, France into your home.
Many photographers have tried, but not many with success, to photograph these wild horses. Protected by the government to conserve the breed, this herd lives in the Rhone river delta and are watched by the “Gardians of the Camargue”. Legend says the Romans would arrive by ship to cull the young to train as war horses.
What is your favorite?
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our passion with you everyday. These masterpieces are all available for purchase and so the only question that needs to be asked, what is your favorite?