Ed Cahill, Plein Air and Landscape Painter, resides in Georgia.

Ed Cahill, Plein Air & Landscape Painter, resides in Marietta, GA.

Ed was raised in the Midwest and introduced to painting and drawing at a young age from his mother who was a professional illustrator. He lived in Akron,
Ohio, and took classes at Akron’s Art Institute as a child. He graduated from Firestone HS in 1974 and was accepted to Carnegie-Mellon University majoring in both painting and drawing, graduating with a BFA in 1977.

Since 1979 he has been a professional graphic designer, and for the last twenty years has managed his own advertising agency. While living in Yardley, Pennsylvania for ten years he was represented by the Golden Door Gallery in New Hope. Since 1996 he has lived in Marietta, Georgia,and participated in the Metro Montage shows at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, winning a second place prize for Hilton Head Shrimper in 2009. He is now represented by the Lake Burton Gallery in Calhoun Georgia. In 2012 he began to participate in Plein Air events here and accross the Southeast winning over a dozen awards including four first place finishes.

Artist’s Statement

“I’ve painted and created art all my life—It’s a lifestyle for me. I appreciate creativity and skill in all its forms. Since college my concentration has been on representational art—mostly landscapes started outside and finished in the studio. In 2010 I took some classes that ignited a passion for Plein Air painting that dominates my work today. My interests in the local landscape, history and architecture are reflected in my work. The ability to express the light and mood of an instant and capture a view of almost anything is my goal. With Plein Air there is a reverence for nature and rural beauty but also modern life. The best examples celebrate the often overlooked around us. It’s as they say—a way of seeing.”

Recent awards and achievements

2016 Stone Mountain Plein Air
Honorable Mention —1840’s House

2016 Blue Ridge Art Association Fall Plein Air
Second Place —Mercer’s Pond

My Favorite Place to Paint—Mabry Farm featured in
Plein Air Magazine’s weekly newsletter 6/16

2015 Marietta/Cobb County Museum Plein Air Event
Mayor’s Award —The Alley

2014 Gwinnet Parks Plein Air Challenge
3rd Place —Autum Morning

2014 Marietta/Cobb County Museum Plein Air Event
First Place —47 Cherokee Street

Height of the Season featured in Plein Air Magazine’s
weekly newsletter 1/14

2013 Blue Ridge Art Association Fall Plein Air
First Place —Engine 7529

2013 Gwinnet Parks Plein Air Challenge
County Tour—Lawerenceville Courthouse

2013 Smith-Gilbert Gardens Plein Air Event
Second Place — Rest and Roses

2013 Marietta/Cobb County Museum Plein Air Event
Third Place — Katie’s House

2013 Charelston SC OPA Plein Air Event
First Place —145 Church Street

2013 Blue Ridge Art Association Spring Plein Air
Second Place —Horse Creek Farm

2012 Gwinnet Parks Plein Air Challenge
County Tour—Deep in the Woods

2012 Marietta/Cobb County Museum Plein Air Event
Third Place — Sunday on the Square

2009 Marietta/Cobb County Museum Metro Montage
Second Place—Hilton Head Shrimper