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American Artist, Ed Booth, To Release New Image of Mike Powell At Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival

American Artist, Ed Booth, To Release New Image of Mike Powell At Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival










Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) December 6, 2005

Artist Ed Booth will release his latest image, a signed and number giclee of Mike Powell, the current World Record Holder in the long jump.

Powell, who broke Bob Beamon’s long standing record while beating Carl Lewis with a leap of 29’4.5 inches in 1991, was recently inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame.

"This image is titled "Taking Flight" and I wanted to catch the energy of Mike as he took wing, so to speakm" states Booth.

Ed Booth is currently exhibiting in Booth 130 at The Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival, Winter Fantasy, located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California, will be held over four weekends, November 19th-20th, 25th-27th, December 3rd-4th, and 10th-11th during the hours of 10 am to 6 pm.

“This is my first time exhibiting at the Sawdust. I am pleased with all the positive feedback I have received from both show attendees and other participating artists,” continues Booth.

Ed Booth’s exhibit also features limited editions of NFL greats Christian Okoye and Eric Dickerson. Limited editions are also signed by the athletes themselves.

The original oil painting of the Christian Okoye limited edition was sold recently during a celebrity auction at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

Also included in the exhibit will be another original oil that was commissioned for the Christian Okoye Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournaments and used in promotional material.

During the Sawdust Festival Ed Booth will be demonstrating his painting styles using oils and mixed media.

Born in Austin, Texas in 1958, Ed Booth realized by high school that art was his passion. Although studying both fine and graphic arts did not lead to a career in the arts, the first several years after graduation helped him learn to "know myself - my limitations as well as my abilities." After a tour of military duty he enrolled in college to study landscape architecture and graphic design.

The California real estate bust in the early ‘90s focused his efforts in graphic arts and he established a successful graphic design firm. However, fine art remained his first love and whenever possible he steps away from his computers and to his easel.

Acknowledged by his peers as a master of the use of color and a self-avowed student of composition, Ed brings to his images a sense of life and vibrancy not often found in contemporary works. Depending on his subject matter, Ed will paint in either a soft impressionistic style or if the subject dictates, a bold style bordering on abstract expressionism.

He readily admits to being influenced by Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gaugin and Robert Clunie as well as contemporary masters LeRoy Nieman, Richard Coons and Howard Behrens. He has equal facility with both brush and knife and is very adept at using a limited palette.

A keen sense of how man interacts with nature, and of how nature often has the upper hand in those interactions, is one of the hallmarks of Booth's work. Another hallmark is his candid portraiture of people at work or play.

He also has a deep and abiding love of nature. Influenced by Clunie and Coons, he is starting to explore the Eastern Sierra Nevada, John Muir's "Range of Light" and will soon be displaying images based on Sierra landscapes.

Ed currently resides in the apple growing community of Oak Glen, CA, in the southern end of the San Bernardino Mountains. The peaceful community is perfect for artistic pursuits.

For information on any of Booth's images, or to commission an original image, please visit him at http://www.edboothart.com or call 909-790-6781.

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