Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Open Studios: Ed Bordett

Ed Bordett is one of Fincastle's wonderful artists whose studio I visited during the recent Open Studios event (October 26 & 27). I have known Ed for a long time and have a lot of respect for his work.

I almost bought the painting below:

Now take a look at this shot from Godwin Cemetery that I took on the same day I saw this painting:

Pretty cool, huh? Ed's painting was done, I think, before so many trees grew up. I remember the view being more like the painting than my photo.

Anyway, here is Ed's picture of a cow:

And another of a city scene:

And here is the master artist himself, Ed Bordett.

I really liked this picture below. I think it is beautiful in its simplicity of subject matter.

Ed's shop is located in the heart of Fincastle, on Main Street next to the drug store. Check him out for some local art for the holidays!


  1. I have never been to his shop but have seen him in Roanoke at various events, he is a major figure in the Roanoke art world.

  2. I love the simplicity in the shirt with the basket too , its simple and lovely.

  3. is his shop inside the old dealership? i've window shopped there! love his work!

  4. Beautiful paintings, though I like your photo, too. ;-)

  5. The painting of the shirt and basket reminds me of the days my grandmother would hang laundry. Her clothespin basket was very similar.


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