Swell Blog. Stories about artists and artwork from the community. Swell Artist Collective and Art Gallery, Boise, Idaho.
Anne Boyles is at photo realism again, this time under shrink wrap! Loving this painting of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and we cant wait to see it in person! See more of Anne’s work at: www.swellboise.com/anne-boyles
Swell artist Lorelle Rau and her collaborator Brooke Burton have applied and been selected for a mural project for Boise City. They are up against Goran Fazil's proposal and the city is asking the public to give their two cents! Let them know at : https://www.boiseartsandhistory.org
We know who we're rooting for! You have until Feb 11th, better hurry!
Born in Vallejo, California, Adam Rosenlund has known he wanted to do nothing other than draw since the age of 5. His cultural diet consisted mainly of sugary bits of pop phenomena. When he was ten, his family relocated to Boise, Idaho where he began to pursue a career in comics and illustration, showing his developing portfolio to many industry professionals. The positive response he received inspired him to ignore the super massive financial black hole called student loans and attend the Minneapolis College for Art and Design. After graduation, he settled back into Boise where he spends any time that he’s not chained to his drafting table running, cycling, playing music, and gaming.
For more of Adam's work: http://www.swellboise.com/adam-rosenlund
Kelly Knopp is an illustrator who has built a successful career as a graphic designer, and has been published locally and internationally in various forms; everything from beer labels and snowboards to children's books, illustrations, and apps.
Victor A. Jimenez is a representational painter primarily focused on figurative work. Inspired by an appreciation for skill and craft, he has a high regard for the beauty and history of painting. Being a native to Idaho’s deserts and small towns, isolation is a frequent theme in his work, and he’s often influenced by Science, Psychology and Philosophy, as well as the nature of the universe and the attempt to understand an existence within it.
Erin Cunningham is a painter and illustrator living in Boise, Idaho. An artist’s artist, she loves to create anything by hand, as long as it doesn’t involve power tools. Cunningham describes her process as vague and inconsistent, inspired by minutiae and remnant.
D’Arcy Bellamy transforms steel pipe into abstract, kinetic sculptures. He has a unique method for creating his sculpture. Most metal sculptors work in an additive process- combining separate elements and welding them together until the work is complete. Bellamy works in a method he calls “subtractive fabrication.” With this technique, he works much like a stone carver.
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.