Ed Klink creates poetic landscapes in acrylic that embrace the elements of light, mood and atmosphere. The paintings, which literally glow from within, are imbued with a sense of peace and tranquility, providing a sanctuary from our often too busy lives. Klink, who paints in a minimalist style, describes his work as contemporary realism. “My paintings are about texture and light. My foregrounds are very abstract and the trees are used to bring the painting back to reality.”
Klink’s road to art was winding. He graduated from West Point and the Harvard Business School. At the height of his successful business career he decided to give it all up to pursue something more creative. With encouragement from his wife, Sheila, he enrolled in a drawing class at the local art school and within weeks he knew he had found his next passion.
In the past few years Klink’s work has received numerous awards and accolades and his held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. As a result of his success Klink was chosen by Southwest Art Magazine as a featured contemporary artist in their January 2005 issue.