Larger than life painting is on display in hotel elevator
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Edward Obermeyer traveled the world to bring his images back to Virginia Beach.
“My world travels are my inspiration,” he said. “I love the ocean and the earth and it is my passion to share them with others.”
The artist sailed and surfed his way around the globe, capturing images on camera and in his mind’s eye in order to transfer them on canvas. Obermeyer spent 34 years teaching in the Virginia Beach school system and is now a full-time artist.
His 30X40 piece called, “Blue Wedge,” is currently on display at VSA’s Ocean Sand Resort at 22nd and Atlantic at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The painting will be on display in the main elevator for the summer.
“I am proud to have my work at the resort,” Obermeyer said. “It’s an honor so many people will be able to see it.”
The acrylic painting is inspiration from Obermeyer’s travels to California and the photographs of Shaun Smith.
“I like to paint my visions into reality,” Obermeyer said. “Nature is an awesome, beautiful thing.”
VSA has been working on featuring local artists at their three Virginia Beach locations and this is the first painting they have displayed.
“Our goal is to support the local art community and what better way to do it than have art work displayed in our venues,” said Nadine Paniccia, vice president of sales and marketing at VSA. “Ed is incredibly generous to share his art with us and we are honored to display his work.”
Obermeyer has his work on display throughout Hampton Roads, and will be featured at the Sandler Center in July and August. Guests are welcome to visit Ocean Sands to see Obermeyer’s work on display.
For more information about Obermeyer’s work visit http://www.edobermeyer.com.