02 Jul Joe and Edie Welling “Our Art Shack”
Joe Welling IV Artist: Painting, Drawing, Leather and Wood. Edie Welling Photographer.
Joe Welling was born in South Carolina while his US Marine father was stationed at Parris Island. His family eventually relocated to Pennsylvania where he was introduced to art during his school years. He later grew his interest in art to his passion while attended Oakbridge Academy for Art. Joe eventually married and moved to Florida where he had two children. Over time, life’s responsibilities pulled him away from art and his marriage eventually ended. In 2011 he met Eddie who encouraged him to get back to art, and they married. One of his first originals was “Who is in your heart” and he never looked back.
Edie is a south Florida Native and in 2004 she picked up a camera to photograph her daughters softball games and has not put it down yet. Edie has an impressive history of placing in photo competitions and art shows but her highest accolade was in 2013 when her award winning photo was placed in the Cannon Image Magazine. She and Joe moved to Okeechobee in 2019 where photographing nature became her passion. Both Edie and Joe see their art as an extension of God’s hand.