Profile: Ed Routon

Nashville artist Ed Routon began painting after retiring from a marketing agency in which he was co-founder. Originally from Paris, Tennessee, Ed has taken classes and workshops from well-known local and national artists. He enjoys landscape, portrait, and still life painting in oil -- and portrait and figurative drawing in charcoal. A member since 2009, Ed has served The Chestnut Group as Board member (2012-2017), vice president (2013), and president (2014).