Oil on canvas
36" x 24"
Signed Ed Mell, lower left
This painting has the original gold leaf Collier Frame with Ed Mell engraved on the frame.
Even though Mell is primarily known for his southwest landscapes he has also done a series of floras and cacti and Nocturne Bloom is a wonderful example of this oeuvre of work by Ed Mell.
Ed Mell has won numerous awards and honors. His art has been exhibited in nine museum shows, including the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Mesa Southwest Museum, and the Rockwell-Corning Museum of Modern Art. More than 40 corporate and private collections have acquired his paintings and sculptures, and his life as an artist has been chronicled in major art publications. His biography, "Beyond the Visible Terrain: The Art of Ed Mell," was published in l996. His art also has been featured prominently in "Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Painters & Sculptors" and "Place of Spirit: Canyon de Chelly, 100 Years of Painting and Photography."