Ed Copley

Ed Copley

8th Annual Juried Exhibition, SAS, Scottsdale, AZ, Jan 6 – 27, 2018
Best of Show:  “Strike a Pose” by Ed Copley

Judged by nationally-recognized, distinguished portrait artist, renown religious painter, fantasy art creator, and award-winning game illustrator, Howard Lyon. Howard commented:  “What a wonderful triple portrait! We see the steampunk costume of the woman as she strikes her pose for the photographer, looking dramatic and fierce. The leather and fabric are beautifully rendered. The photographer himself, with all of his gear and field camera tells his own story, and the background is a portrait of sorts. It is filled with artifacts and treasures that someone has collected and arranged for display. Whoever they belong to isn’t present, but their presence is definitely made known! The painting is beautifully crafted and composed. The paint is applied with great skill and confidence. I love the handling of light as well. The soft reflected light on the back wall is both subtle and rich. Each artifact is a well-rendered still life, some in shadow, some in light, all in their place and part of the whole.”


Posted on

January 18, 2018