Artist Profile: Ed Wargo

Within the pages of the new fall 2012 catalog at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, there are many new items to make note of. In regards to new wall art and framed prints, we have a few new selections that we’ll feature throughout the coming months here in our blog. Today, we present an artist profile on New Jersey artist: Ed Wargo.

Edward John Wargo is a new artist for Sturbridge and we’re pleased to share his artwork with you this fall. Growing up, Edward was influenced by his uncle Edmond and his father, Edward, who were both highly talented artists themselves. The home in which he grew up in was old and filled with numerous antiques, memorabilia, vintage advertising and timeworn magazines. These items provided an interesting backdrop to Ed’s environment that would continue to inspire him throughout life and his art.

Going on to pursue a career in commercial art, Ed completed a commercial art program at a local college. Life-long resident of Edison, New Jersey, he continues to support his community today, working at that very same college as a teaching assistant. Currently, Mr. Wargo works as a freelance artist for various organizations, creating advertising tools and logos; this is of course in addition to his personal painting that he does each day. Winning many awards over the years for achievements both artistically and scholastically, he attributes his success to a “whatever it takes” attitude. He is willing to integrate any art medium that will help him accomplish his “vision;” markers, computers, pencils and pastels, just to name a few.

Edward enjoys the hustle and bustle of Edison, but for the most part has a relatively simple and quiet lifestyle. In his paintings, you can really see the care and respect he has for life and the beauty of nature he witnesses in everyday life. Pictured above is our new Shiloh Creek Farm Print. The sheep casually graze on a quiet day down at the Shiloh Creek Farm, which hosts a large red barn house with notable barn star. The leaves in the trees are just beginning to turn, but the sheep carry on as usual this early fall. Seen here to the left is another new print by this artist, our Windy Ridge Farm Print. A horse enjoys a brisk gallop around the farmstead, while the crisp fall air surrounds the stone farm house. If you look closely, you can see a kitty near the large tree in the foreground, carefully watching the Windy Ridge Farm perimeter. Perhaps the owner has left in a hurry, as we note tire marks from the dirt driveway leading into the road and an open mailbox; Ed Wargo makes sure no detail goes unnoticed.

Both new framed prints are proudly made here in the USA, and are set under glass to protect the finish of the print. Be sure to click on the links and pictures shown above, in order to get a close-up look at all of the beautiful aspects within each piece of art, originally painted by the brilliant artist, Edward Wargo.

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