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Have you ever wondeed what a famous artist’s studio looks like? I have seen many of them over the years and one thing is quite common. No matter whether the artist is tidy or untidy anywhere else, their studio is usually very organised even if sometimes in a way that isn’t readily obvious to someone else. As you can see below, Ed Org has the kind of environment to work in that you might suspect he’d have being one of the most talented artists anywhere right now. You might notice that unlike many artists, the pictures on the wall are not all his own work. If you are familiar with the work of many artists you might know whose work it is he has on the wall. If you think you know, then write a comment and we’ll tell you if you are right. On the other hand, if you have been living in another galaxy for some years and aren’t yet familiar with Ed Org’s work then you can have a look at the many amazing pictures he has drawn and/or painted here.

Ed Org’s studio photo 1
Ed Org’s studio photo 2

On Sunday 29th March 2020 you can get to see Ed Org and some of his wondeful paintings at the Obsidian Art Gallery. In addition there are some Special Guests :
Jess Lelong – Jonathan Harris – Kit Boyd – Sandra Young
Featuring stunning new original work by Ed Org – including over 30 original drawings, sketches and paintings, plus new prints & cards.

From 2pm to 4pm Sunday 29th March 2020
Obsidian Art
Layby Farm
(The Bucks Goat Centre),
Old Risborough Road,
Stoke Mandeville,
Bucks, HP22 5XJ
01296 612150

If you don’t know Ed Org’s work yet you can see it here.

Just for once we are posting the latest coupon code on our blog rather than just issuing it to existing customers. During all of this January you’ll be able to use this Artists UK coupon code at ARTISTS UK and see the discounts drop off pretty much anything you put in the cart – prints, posters, t-shirts, books etc.  Discounts also come off our already competitively priced add-on services like framing and gift-wrap. Just put the JAN20 coupon code in the coupon code box on the site or in the cart and see the discounts pile up as you add items. Happy Shopping!

If you haven’t already seen this amazing prequel to the classic Dark Crystal film featuring the incredible art of the legendary Brian Froud, what are you waiting for?

Not only is ‘Dark Crystal – Age of Resistance’ an amazing leap up from the original Dark Crystal film in every respect it is also a series that is ten hours long giving so much more Brian Froud to enjoy!  In a time of overdone CGI and trendy teen heroes ticking all the marketing boxes it is refreshing to see some real creativity at work in this Dark Crystal prequel. Brian Froud may be a lot older than the young artist who collaborated with Alan Lee on the classic “Fairies” book and made his name in the original Dark Crystal film (and also Labyrinth) but Brian Froud shows no signs of slowing down as he gets older. The work he has put into the look of this series is staggeringly creative and he is just going from strength to strength. This Dark Crystal series isn’t just an enjoyable fantasy story but with Brian Froud’s art it is a feast for the eyes for anyone aged 5 to 500! The characters are great fun and the detail is just wonderful. The lies and treachery of the Skeksis also reflect the world politics of our own world where we could easily feel that those in power are far more interested in their own agendas than serving their people. You can see more of Brian Froud’s amazing artwork here.

August 10/11 Llangollen Faery Festival, Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road,
Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8SW

August 23/26 Shrewsbury Folk Festival, West Midlands County
Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF

If you need something of his right now you can of course see all our current stock of prints and posters here.