Scenes from Park County Exhibit

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Edd Pine with Purple, 2016, 66″ x 36″

If you missed Downtown Livingston’s June Artwalk or just want a second look, most of the exhibits will be up through the first three weeks of July. You’ll see a large oil painting of Sheep Mountain by Edd Enders in the window of the Frame Garden on Main Street that’s worth a closer look. Inside the Frame Garden, Enders has an exhibit of 19 original oil paintings. This exhibit of primarily new work includes three large, vibrant paintings of local landscapes, several iconic Livingston scenes – the Teslow and the Murray sign on Park and 2nd Street – several medium tree studies, and ten smaller framed paintings, mostly of cottonwood trees. The small paintings are selling fast so hurry in if you’ve been wanting a smaller, affordable Edd Enders original painting of your own. “I’m very pleased with the show, a lot of Edd’s fans have commented on what an excellent collection of paintings it is,” says Frame Garden owner Laura Bray. “Edd and I grew up together in Livingston and I’m so glad to finally have a show of his work. I’ve long loved his art and am enjoying the way the Frame Garden looks and feels with his strong colors and bold expression.”

Save the Teslow, 26″ x 36″

Livingston native Enders says, “I consider myself a contemporary western painter. I’m not interested in portraying the West as it’s commonly idealized with pristine landscapes and romanticized wildlife, cowboys and Indians.” When asked about his process and what inspires his paintings he says, “My work is inspired by everything around me. As I travel around the West, I see things compositionally; how shapes and colors interact. When a scene moves me – emotionally or visually – I gather information with a sketch and notes. Back in my studio, I use the sketch as a starting place for my oil paintings and choose colors, often abstract, to convey the mood or meaning I want to evoke.”

Cottonwood Branch in Wind, Horizontal, 18 x 32″

“My intended statement is often more ominous than my vivid colors suggest,” he says. “While painting, I focus on composition and fit shapes and colors together like puzzle pieces. A crucial part of my painting process is the time I contemplate the puzzle of my next painting while building, stretching, sizing, and priming canvases.”

Murray Corner, 24 x 32”

When asked about what he wants to convey through his art, Enders says, “I am deeply connected to the western environment where I’ve grown up, worked, and lived. I want to portray human’s inevitable activity and impact on this region. In the bigger picture, I hope that in 100 years people will look at my paintings and learn something about this place and time, as I see it.”

Enders’ art will be up through July 24th at the Frame Garden, 101 South Main Street in Downtown Livingston.

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A Railroad Runs Through It

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TrainCrossingTwo24x28Three Edd Enders paintings are featured in the group show “A Railroad Runs Through It” at the Livingston Depot Center through September 24th, 2017 in conjunction with the Depot’s 30th Anniversary.

This show features 18 diverse artists’ multimedia interpretations of the impact and integration of the Railroad in the Livingston, Park County region. Featured artists include Jim Barrett, Marc Beaudin, Storrs Bishop, Eleanor Williams Clark, Edd Enders, Malou Flato, Doris Davis Gallagher, Sheila Hrasky, Bob Newhall, Adrienne Pollard, Parks Reece, Tandy Miles Riddle, Robert Spannring, Colleen Story, Mark Strand, David Swanson, Joe Wayne, and John Zumpano.RailroadCrossingAtNight48x72

A special artist reception will be held June 15, 2017 at 7pm and feature music by the Park High School Jazz Band and poetry by Marc Beaudin.  The evening will include light fare passed by the Sister City Cultural Exchange, and refreshments provided by Neptune’s Brewery.
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Located at 200 West Park, the Depot is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. There is a nominal admission, and group visits are also welcome by special arrangement. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Depot office at (406) 222-2300.

16 Edd Enders Trees in 2016

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16 Edd Enders Trees in 2016: 16% off these 16 paintings HAS ENDED

Edd is drawn to the personality, individuality, vibrant color and dynamic form of trees and they’re fan favorites.

Here’s a collection of 16 trees – curated and discounted 16% in 2016 – spanning eras, environments, compositions and sizes. Here is your opportunity to bring an Edd Enders tree home in 2016.

Click on any image to see larger and use the > arrow image to scroll through the collection and see more details about the sizes, years and prices.

Contact 406.222.4848 or email buzzmemedia@gmail.com to make arrangements to see & purchase work. Check, cash, credit card or installment payments accepted but credit card payments will include an extra 3% charge to process, sale prices do not apply to installment payments, and all invoices not paid within 90 days will be assessed a 1% charge per 30 days. 

Montana Road Trips

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One of the things that Edd Enders captures well is the undulating backroads of Montana. To capture these vast vistas, Edd drives out to find landscapes that inspire him. He then sketches the the scene, looking for compositional angles and adding details and color notes. Back in the studio, he lays down oil paint on the canvas – referring to the sketch – using nonrepresentational colors that are complementary and adding visual elements that draw the eye like roads, powerlines, and often birds. These two new paintings inspired by Swingley road just outside of Livingston, Montana, are iconic examples of how Edd captures the freedom and unique beauty of Montana road trips. Contact 406.222.4848 to see these and other Edd paintings.

Edd Ender’s Latest Self Portrait

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IMG_4472[1]When Edd feels stuck on complicated landscape or urbanscape paintings, he regularly taps into his unconscious and paints a self portrait.  This latest painting incorporates a new element; text. The theme is aging and the passage of time. Edd has more than two dozen self portraits and they demonstrate different stages of his painting style and where he is in his life. If you’d like to make an appointment to see his work in person, call or text 406.224.7098.

New Motel Series Completed

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Edd has just completed a series of paintings featuring motel signs, buildings and people inspired by the business district on West Park Street in Livingston near the overpass. He gave himself the challenge of tall, narrow canvases to work with. The night sky, signs and people smoking evoke the darker urban themes common in Enders’ cityscape paintings. This four painting series is available for exhibition or sale. Contact 406/222-4848 to make an appointment to see them in person.

 

Art from the Heart

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This Valentine’s Day, why not delight your sweetheart with the unique gift of original art? An Edd Enders painting is a gift that both of you you can enjoy daily for years to come. Edd has a wide range of paintings in many sizes, styles and color themes available for sale and many are already framed. View a selection in the slide show below. All work is $3 a square inch, checks, cash or payment plans accepted. If you would like to see the work in person or have one mailed to you, phone or text 406/222-4848 or email buzzmemedia@gmail.com. Enjoy this Edd Enders Art from the heart!heart

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Original Holiday Gifts

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Wouldn’t you like to give a truly original, one-of-a-kind gift that not only will wow the recipient, but also appreciate in value? There’s probably someone special on your gift list who would love an original Edd Enders painting. Edd has a wide range of paintings in many sizes, styles and color themes available for sale and many are already framed. New work will be added as he finishes it and sold work will be removed from this slide show below (just click on a circle, then scroll through, sizes and prices are below each image.) All work is $3 a square inch. If you would like to see his available work, phone or text 406/222-4848 or email buzzmemedia@gmail.com to make an appointment. Checks, cash and credit cards accepted or you may make payments in installments (quarterly). Most work can be shipped. Warm Holiday wishes from Edd Enders Art!

 

 

 

 

Enders Painting Inspires Poem

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sm treeEdd has paintings up at Glenn’s Food and Spirits in Livingston at 122 North Main Street in Livingston for patrons to enjoy, and all the paintings are for sale. Poet Marc Beaudin recently was inspired by Edd’s paintings there, especially his red cottonwood trees, and shared this fine poem.

 

Cottonwood Red
(Contemplating Edd Ender’s Paintings at Glenn’s Bar)

All his roads are going
to Somewhere called Nowhere
& you want to be traveling each one
with the windows down & the radio low

All his trees have survived
this Livingston wind
that topples semis on the Interstate
& keeps California at bay

He’s created a new color
called “cottonwood red”
that’s somewhere between
not-quite-dried crow’s blood
& the alpenglow in singing mountains
between dogwood stems in the snow
& gasoline puddles at the truckstop
between everything you desire
& everything you tried to leave behind

All his roads are skies
all his trees are stairways &
every brush stroke is loud
With the wind
of the wings
of the crow.

-Marc Beaudin
November, 2015

 

Fall in Montana

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Cottonwood #202 – 62 x 20″, $3,720

Fall in Montana was exceptionally long, warm and lovely. Edd is outside every day walking his dog, hunting or fishing and most importantly; observing nature and sketching scenes that inspire him. Fall is one of Edd’s favorite seasons to paint because the deep orange of the foliage is a complementary color to Montana’s big blue skies.

Edd regularly gives himself new painting challenges and puzzles to solve and this Fall he made half a dozen very narrow rectangular canvasses. He has painted them both horizontally and vertically and the narrow strictures forced him to frame and crop scenes differently. Canvases with a narrow perspective also forced Edd to create linear movement with color contrast rather than his usual roads, fences and power lines. This painting, finished the first of November, demonstrates his unique and creative variable coloring of a Cottonwood tree to create texture, depth and contrast against the slice of background hills and sky.