Vermilion cliffs, sculptural clouds, incandescent sunsets, jagged mountains, thunder-gray storms — Ed Mell’s paintings portray and celebrate the majesty of the desert Southwest. “I work from nature,” the artist says of his creative process. “Seeing the real thing has much more impact than a photographic representation of nature, so in order to duplicate nature, I like to push it a little further and bring back some of the impact that nature has in real life.”
Ed Mell’s work has found homes in many private collections, including those of Tri-Star Pictures, Diane Keaton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger; as well as the public art collections of Glendale, Arizona, and Scottsdale, Arizona. He has exhibited in across the United States in places like the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Rockwell-Corning Museum of Modern Art, and the Booth Museum of Western Art. In Arizona, his work is in the permanent collections of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, and the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
Mell is represented by Owings Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona; Ed Mell Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.
Featured image: Camelback Evening © Ed Mell
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