Born in Shropshire in 1955 Ed Org's father was from the Baltic state of
Estonian. He had an idyllic childhood with woods, fields,
secret pools and ruined barns, all of which have disappeared
under the new Telford New Town.
At an early age Ed Org's talent was obvious. Although Ed Org
was thought to be a “difficult” pupil at school he was saved
on numerous occasions by his art being showing round the staff
common room. In 1973 Ed Org went to Shrewsbury
College of Art. Ed Org's father died during the first year
and things were difficult. He did not feel very inspired even
though he knew he was talented.. Reading JRR Tolkien’s Lord
of the Rings he finally had found something to fire
up his imagination. Ed Org completed several detailed pencil
drawings based on JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and from there
on his work just got better and better.
Ed Org completed a BA Fine Art course at Cheltenham College of Art and
although faced with a total disinterest in what he wanted to do as an
artist he persisted in the area and style he wanted to work
in. In the end Ed Org put up his BA show base entirely on
‘The Lord of the Rings’. At the show he sold a number of
pieces, including ‘Galadriel’ which was bought by an Australian
Leaving college, Ed Org worked for several years in Advertising as an
illustrator and graphic designer (as well as cutting grass for the
local council for awhile!).
By the early nineties Ed Org was still longing to do the work he really
wanted to do so he concentrated more on this area. By 1993 Ed
Org was well into the work that he would do for many years.
Ed Org had acquired an interest in medieval re-enactment and had
thousands of photos of knights and damsels and started producing his
own work inspired by romantic mythology. These include Ed
Org's massive triptych ‘The Wife of Llleu’ and ‘In The Valley of
Morgana Le Fay’. These large pieces can take Ed Org up to
eighteen months to draw (being pencil only). The landscapes
of Ed Org's drawings are usually in Devon and The Lake District as well
as his local area.
Ed Org has always been in great demand for commissioned pieces and have
included the corporate design for Wychwood Brewery’s ’Hobgoblin’ beer
as well as ‘Fiddlers Elbow’, ‘Black Wych’ , ‘Old Devil’, and ‘Oberon’
amongst others. Ed Org's coloured work is different to his
pencil work being more influenced by Arthur Rackham whom Ed
Org admires along with Willy Pogany and Charles Robinson. In
2009 Ed Org's long-awaited book ‘The Realm of Faerie’ was published
containing masses of his artwork and lots of advice on how to draw and
paint in the classic style.
The detail and subtlety of Ed Org's pencil work has gained him a wide
following of art lovers all over the world.
Ed Org's work on the Web
Mischief Spell by Ed Org
Angel by Ed Org
Wife of Lleu by Ed Org
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