My name is Edward Cating, and I am a landscape and portrait painter who has recently relocated from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts to the Western Slope town of Ridgway, Colorado. I first encountered Ridgway as a 17 year old on a motorcycle, and have been longing to return ever since. The mountain beauty here truly is sublime, and I seek to see it, paint it, and make its immensity a little more personal.
My formal training took place at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. However, I have painted since I was six, and question whether painting can ever really be taught. It’s a bit like breathing. I paint from life, photos, and imagination. My work tends to be intimate, energetic, evocative, and expressive. I am drawn to contrasts. Look through the gallery and archive, and feel free to contact me.
The work that you see in the Gallery section of the menu is currently available for purchase. I am also open to discussing commissions if you have a particular idea in mind. Just call or text 417-317-7233 (Edward) or 413-441-6120 (Kathy), or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.