Oil on canvas
32" x 40"
Signed Ed Mell, lower right
Ed Mell’s style moves fluidly between the polar opposites of realism and abstraction, but never goes completely in either direction. One of the distinctive qualities in Mell's work is that he distills the complexities of nature into essential geometric forms - to a greater or lesser degree depending on the painting.
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."