Recent Press Coverage
Recently, Mr. Robert A. Fairbairn of the Military Order of the
Purple Heart, Department of Massachusetts, bestowed recognition
and acknowledgement on Mr. Champigny’s moving Koi artwork,
in particular his painting called “The Liberty.”…read
more about the letter
Ed was published February 2004 by Koi Carp Magazine in Britain.
Koi Carp Magazine is the largest of its kind in Europe.
Sharing the Dream
As his painting career progressed, Ed was invited to go to Japan
to visit Koi breeders and their families. He took some of his prints
with him to share his dream of painting 'The human feeling of love
with living art (koi) in the sweet Raphael style in classical form'…read
more of Koi Carp's article about Ed
The September/October 2004 issue of Koi USA
Magazine published Ed's story in the Artist's Corner.
Edward R. Champigny is a Vietnam Veteran who flew over 150 combat
missions, was shot down three times, and was missing in action.
He was awarded a 6th air medal with valor for saving 35 soldiers'
lives during one of his missions. While in a VA hospital, a fellow
veteran told Ed about a koi pond he had. Ed got a book about koi
ponds and spoke to everyone who knew anything about them…read
more of Ed's interview with Koi USA