plantpop.com video

Laura Christian and Leo followed me around for months last year to create this beautiful video about my work and passion for plants. So many know me for my surf art but my love of plants goes way back.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUgOtU11Big&fbclid=IwAR2YObr22ka87n7dJ9iICcD_Na4LHaZPmeMYRTJRbG78J7CHOUaXzTKkdWY

Ed Obermeyer: The Patterns of Painted Plants

Some people can look at a flower and see simply a plant, a living organism that has no practical use. But for those with a more heightened sensitivity to nature, the flower is a muse. Virginia Beach artist Ed Obermeyer takes hours to perfect his hyperrealistic paintings of ocean waves and garden flora. Through the intricate placement of dots and lines, he brings nature to life.

“I try to look for the unusual. I try to make people look at plants in a way that they don’t normally see them, so I paint them with patterns.” Viewing Ed’s works from afar makes it seem like they’re gorgeous photographs from his travels, but upon closer inspection the painstaking work of brushstrokes is evident. His whole motivation is to be different than any other artist painting landscapes or plants. He hopes his works showcase his own feelings about the natural world. “I find great peace in nature.”

Ed finds immense enjoyment being outside and even occasionally does plein air painting, meaning he’s outside working in nature, with the sights and smells all around him. It seems the artist could never tire of his natural muse. “I love plants, I don’t know how to put that in words…it’s not why. It just is.”

To learn more about Ed Obermeyer and to order some of his work, visit his website

here. http://www.edobermeyer.com/

December 2018, Camera Ready!

This year I have totally immersed myself in my water photography and with the purchase of a new Cannon 7D MarkII camera, multiple super wide angle lenses, and a custom carbon fiber housing from CMT Housings, it is a whole new world! The pure joy of being in the water and getting these shots will make my painting come full circle in terms of the inspiration for my work, and the visual narratives that will result after the photo shoots. It’s also pretty cool to be able to give those in the water shots of themselves surfing in addition to offering them those very same shots for sale in terms of prints on paper/canvas or whatever form they take.

I can picture myself down the road in the near future with a double booth that will not only feature my paintings, but the photography that has inspired them. Not everyone can afford an original work of art but a photograph will make it more obtainable for everyone!

An amazing capture at Camp Pendleton in Va. Bch. this summer. Over 3000 pics were taken on this day and only two made the cut.

An amazing capture at Camp Pendleton in Va. Bch. this summer. Over 3000 pics were taken on this day and only two made the cut.

The Jetty this fall.

The Jetty this fall.

The Jetty and Camp Pendleton have been my go to places for shooting this year. I want to show others that we actually do have waves of quality here on the east coast.

A silver barrel at the jetty this winter December 3, 2018.

A silver barrel at the jetty this winter December 3, 2018.

Here is my new CMT Housing, Ports for each lens, and the new Cannon 7D MarkII.

The disassembled housing. I have to take it apart after every use and lubricate all the parts.

The disassembled housing. I have to take it apart after every use and lubricate all the parts.

Back view of the housing. I went with limited access to the camera controls to keep it simple. I am after all in a very fluid, dynamic, moving environment with all kinds of stuff coming at me really fast so there is not a whole lot of time to mess with the controls anyway while in the water.

Back view of the housing. I went with limited access to the camera controls to keep it simple. I am after all in a very fluid, dynamic, moving environment with all kinds of stuff coming at me really fast so there is not a whole lot of time to mess with the controls anyway while in the water.

This is the 4/3 mutant which I used up until the middle of December. I’m now in a 5/4 o’neil full suit, 5 mill fin socks, boots, and gloves. The helmet is necessary because not everyone can see ya in the water and it also makes duck diving into the cold waves a lot more tolerable.

This is the 4/3 mutant which I used up until the middle of December. I’m now in a 5/4 o’neil full suit, 5 mill fin socks, boots, and gloves. The helmet is necessary because not everyone can see ya in the water and it also makes duck diving into the cold waves a lot more tolerable.

Another amazing journey....

We just got back from our annual sojourn to Playa Venao, Panama during the "green season" and green it was.  The surf did not deliver as it usually does but there were some very fun waist to chest high waves the first few days and plenty of ridable surf each day after that.

Getting into the surf shore break was interesting!

Getting into the surf shore break was interesting!

FooFoo, the owner of the only surf shop at El Site was shredding as usual.

FooFoo, the owner of the only surf shop at El Site was shredding as usual.

The abundance of Rufous hummingbirds was a real treat right outside our door.

The abundance of Rufous hummingbirds was a real treat right outside our door.

another one!

another one!

rainbow winged beauty.

rainbow winged beauty.

After countless hours in the water shooting with my goPro, the results were an abysmal failure due to the lack of off shore winds and sediment washing into the ocean from the river.   

After countless hours in the water shooting with my goPro, the results were an abysmal failure due to the lack of off shore winds and sediment washing into the ocean from the river.

 

Picture yourself here....no stress...no worries...

Picture yourself here....no stress...no worries...

Fun's over, now back to work.  August is going to be jamming with shows!   

Fun's over, now back to work.  August is going to be jamming with shows!

 

2018 Shows are rolling along!

Been a long time since I wrote in my blog!  Been pretty busy all winter selling and creating new work to a variety of sources.  Had the pleasure of one of my art works featured at the Dare County Arts council for a fund raiser for the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in NC.

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I have spent several months preparing for my biggest show yet with over 62 very large paintings. This body of work emphasizes my passion for all things regarding the Ocean and the Earth and how connected they are.  Opening is April 12, 2018.  Six floors of art!  Wow!

Ocean and Earth Exhibition

Ocean and Earth Exhibition

There are far too many shows coming up to mention them all here so please check my exhibition page to find out my schedule of events for the 2018 show circuit.  A huge thanks to all of you out there who continue to support my work through your positive comments and purchases.  I am so fortunate to be living my dream and thanks to everyone who has made this possible, especially my wife Kris!

 

Paintings reduced for sale!

Send me an email at edobermeyer@cox.net if you are interested in any of these beautiful paintings.  I have to make room in the studio and it's getting tight in here. Fantastic deals can be had. Just contact me.

New World Arts Festival and Solo Exhibition

Wow! August is just going to be amazing! I have a solo exhibition at the Dare County Arts Council and am the featured artist for the New World Arts Festival in that same town. The best part is we got accommodations at a lovely B & B that is "Pet Friendly" so Rusty and Raven will be with us.

http://www.darearts.org/single-post/2017/07/17/Waterfront-Art-Show-Returns-To-Manteo-for-36th-Year

http://www.darearts.org/single-post/2017/07/17/Waterfront-Art-Show-Returns-To-Manteo-for-36th-Year

My first solo exhibition at the Dare County Arts Council

My first solo exhibition at the Dare County Arts Council

We also had Rusty and Raven photographed professionally by Erin Bonilla!   

We also had Rusty and Raven photographed professionally by Erin Bonilla!