Ed Org

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 collector.

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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