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404 South 8th Street Suite L105
Boise, ID, 83702

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise's historic downtown. Formed in November of 2015 and managed by artists Julia GreenNoble HardestyKelly Knopp, Stuart Holland, and Victor A. Jimenez, Swell is located on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in Boise's BoDo district. 

By combining their individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, the five artists' mission revolves around creating a vibrant studio and gallery environment that is open to the public and intent on helping bolster the community's rapidly-growing arts culture. Swell will be host to both First Thursday and independently organized artistic events while maintaining hours of operation during which people can visit.   

John Padlo

Ever since Swell Artist Collective's John Padlo can remember, he has always been drawn to primary colors and fascinated by the mechanical world. Toys, mannequins, UFOs, hot rods, pulp and science fiction gravitate toward his inner child and become playful subjects in his artwork. Padlo creates art and paints because he feels compelled to. He enjoys the physical act of painting, drawing, and sculpting, as well as the magic of design, composition, and creation. Every brush stroke is a tribute to the creative process, and a celebration of youthful dreams realized.

John Padlo


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Ever since John Padlo can remember, he has always been drawn to primary colors and fascinated by the mechanical world. Toys, mannequins, UFOs, hot rods, pulp and science fiction gravitate toward his inner child and become playful subjects in his artwork. Padlo creates art and paints because he feels compelled to. He enjoys the physical act of painting, drawing, and sculpting, as well as the magic of design, composition, and creation. Every brush stroke is a tribute to the creative process, and a celebration of youthful dreams realized.

More work can be found on: www.johnpadloart.com