Ed Anderson is a contemporary fine artist and former Air Force officer transplanted to the mountains of Idaho from Minneapolis. His style has evolved from a lifetime with art and architecture. Bold lines and bright colors have come to define his compositions.
Swell Blog. Stories about artists and artwork from the community. Swell Artist Collective and Art Gallery, Boise, Idaho.
Stuart Holland's art focuses on ethereal charcoal drawings, exploring a crossroads where the physical and spiritual realms overlap, a powerful place of inner stillness amidst a world of entropic chaos.
If you've been to Bar Gernika in downtown Boise you've seen this piece by Noble Hardesty. Creating work non-stop, exploring taboo imagery without sacrificing humor or style, and serving you that delicious color palette, Noble's work feeds your eyes and your soul.
Jess Tornga's illustrations range from lighthearted and playful to deeply emotive. This digital illustration was part of the Swell Seussed Invitational Artshow at the Visual Arts Collective in celebration of the master of nonsense, Dr. Seuss
Jessica Tookey creates drawings and paintings to uplift and inspire people to see the beauty that is all around and within. An ambidextrous artist, Tookey finds inspiration in the beauty of imperfection, and has been creating all of her life.
Jay O'leary is a painter and tattoo artist from Boise, Idaho. His bright, elaborate paintings and drawings are replete with lurid humor and vivid grit, urging the viewer to fasten their seat belt for a fast and bumpy ride through his chromatic mind.
Miss Cay is an acrylic painter and mixed media artist from the Pacific Northwest. Balancing absurdity and frightening imagery while creating playful and lively pieces, she is constantly pushing boundaries of subject matter, color, movement, and style.
Mark McGinnis' interdisciplinary approach to art has included paintings, artist's books, sculpture, printmaking, installation, video, performance, essays, and interviews. The research orientation of his work has led to series and projects of exploration and inquiry on a range of subjects.
Pat Kilby's paintings have been called 'quirky,' 'skewed,' and 'cartoony' and are always unique and colorful. He paints primarily landscape and cityscape paintings of Idaho and other locations in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.
Jaki Katz Ashford creates work that is prolific, critical, and beautiful. Never afraid to stray from difficult subjects she can make a critical piece that will bewilder, amaze, and challenge you at the same time.
Allen Gladfelter draws comics to the delight of children and adults the world over. He’s a cartoonist, game artist, freelance illustrator, and storyboard artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Amy Chen is a lifelong nature lover, who is continually inspired by the outdoors, especially the things you have to get close up to see. Many of Idaho's native animals, insects, and plants that recur in her artwork have a personal symbolic meaning rooted in childhood memories.