Ed interrupted his path to becoming an oil painter with a forty-five year career producing architectural illustrations and architectural models for architects, real estate developers, and corporations locally and around the nation as Ed Crumley/Architectural Arts. Retired from the architectural illustration business, since 2008, he has focused his talents back to his first love, oil painting. Among collectors of his paintings are the Hartford Insurance Company, the Houston Astros baseball team, and the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. He was recently chosen to participate in 47th annual regional juried art exhibition of the Richardson Civic Art Society. He is a member of the Outdoor Painter Society.