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A Texas native, Ed Sohmers has since lived in nine states and has enjoyed traveling abroad to more than thirty countries. Ed has been married for more than 60 years, helped raise three perfect children and is the proud grandfather of one grandson.
Sohmers came up with the idea for the Amazing Dingle Brothers Circus in the 1960s when he created the music and lyrics. He developed it into a musical play in the 1980s when he wrote the screenplay. Thirty years later Sohmers turned the story into a children’s book with the hope for it to become an animated movie in the future.
Experimenting with painting was also a form of recreation for this self-taught artist during his 50 year career in marketing and management. After settling in Cocoa, FL upon retirement, Sohmers took up painting as a full-time avocation.
Truly a renaissance man, Ed Sohmers has used his creative talents throughout his life – from writing and painting to designing jewelry, mosaics and women’s accessories. Everything he produces expresses joy and delight through his words, color and technique.
The original oil paintings he creates feature vibrant colors and fine detail work in a traditional style. Aside from the joy he receives from the creation itself, his greatest satisfaction comes from seeing someone moved enough by one of his paintings to want it permanently displayed in their home or office.
Sohmers has shown in juried art shows in Florida and has exhibited in the Artists Forum at the Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Brevard Community College Library and the Harry T and Harriette V. Moore Justice Center at Viera.