Alissa Durling is an artist based in the Northwest whose work primarily takes the form of abstract landscape paintings of personally significant locations. Her interest in and appreciation of the natural world can be traced back to her childhood, spent in the scenic small-town of Hamilton, Montana. Upon graduating high school, Alissa moved to Portland to attend the Oregon College of Art and Craft where she received her BFA in Craft with a...more
Brad is the artist and creative force behind 13 Crows Art, created in May 2016. He was born and raised in Mountlake Terrace, WA and now lives in Spokane, WA. Brad enjoys cooking, traveling, taking his Basset Hound Oliver on walks, hanging with neighbors and working in his shop.
Brad has a background in welding/fabricating adding accuracy and craftsmanship to tables, frames, etc. His work is primarily devoted to the creation of metal...more
Coeur d’Alene based photographer, Claire McPhilomy, has been developing her skills in Macro photography for the past several years. She loves all kind of art forms and especially loves to work with her hands, be it painting, drawing, or paper quilling!
While Claire loves all kinds of photography she has completely fallen in love with Black and White Macro Photographs. She loves the timeless quality that black and white photos have....more
Our world exists in three dimensions; but there is a fourth, non-discursive realm: The Fourth Vortex. I create three dimensional works from salvaged items, especially abandoned musical instruments. I like used things; they capture the energy of those that have handled them before. Musical instruments are especially infused with effort, emotion and creativity and yet they are eventually abandoned. There is an existential message in this as...more
Elle Brown is best known for her unique one of a kind oil paintings that encapsulate her personality and flair. From the realism of breakfast to the abstract farm, Elle has always stayed true to her quirkiness by continuing to expand and do the next distinctive piece with a whole new appeal. If you were to compare her whimsical Van Goghnuts next to her Vintage Bicycle rarely would the eye see the same artist. Unless the...more
Ezekiel Fee is an 18 year old local, self-taught artist. Picking up a brush in 2014, at age 14, he began his journey.
Ezekiel's watercolor captured simple beauty in the everyday. Movement emanates from a rainy street. A flash of color and you feel the storm. With a striking use of contrast and the softest hues, his work brings crisp definition and subtle suggestion. His watercolors capture a moment we can slip into... and feelmore
Greg recently moved to Coeur d’Alene after having lived in Colorado over 50 years, a major part of which he free-lanced as a writer and illustrator in the world of advertising. He is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design in Denver.
Outside of a few formal watercolor classes during his school years, he is mostly self-taught. Now retired, Greg has devoted himself to mastering the medium of watercolor and teaching it to...more
Often times it is said that through the work of our hands flows the content of our character. It is a revealing of one’s heart and very core poured into something tangible.
Art is remarkable in its unique ability to manifest connection. Often times it brilliantly works to create a platform that evokes a broad range of emotions and brings us to a place of relatability. It draws you to the fundamental and raw experiences of existing....more
Jason Sanchez, one of our long standing International Award Winning artists here at the Blackwell Gallery, is a disabled American Veteran. We are so proud of him and his service to our country in the Army as well as all Veterans who have given so much.
The 37 year old artist is married with 4 children and lives here in Coeur d’Alene. We love the range of his artistic talent and are proud to showcase his acrylic and oil paintings as well...more
Jenna Long is an Artist + Designer living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, focused on expression through art and design. Classically trained in studio fine arts, interior design, architecture, and graphic design, Jenna uses all elements in her work.
Gestural drawings and architectural lines boldly build the structure of Jenna’s unique artistic style. “Building a painting from my imagination is the most freeing experience. The...more
I was born in Portland, OR to parents who are professional full-time artists. It was when we moved to Tri-Cities, WA where I have developed as an artist. I had full access to hundreds of brushes, paints and surfaces. I was also unschooled, meaning I was able to exit institutionalized education and pursue what I wanted to explore. At 14 years old, I was a dishwasher at a jazz club and spent my paychecks on metalworking tools to begin working...more
Karen Kotlarz has been a Spokane resident since 1997, having moved from the upper Yakima Valley. Married to husband Jeff for 25 years they have two amazing boys who are also creatively blessed (comes from two artistic parents). Karen has always had a creative spirit but only recently learned to weld. She loves to explore what she can make the metal do … that is one reasons abstract, free-form sculpture is so appealing to her because it...more
Ken is the artist behind Creative Woodworkings. When he retired at age 55 he took up carving wooden fish and that has turned into a 50 hour a week "hobby". Ken spends most days working with bandsaws and sanders creating unique salmon and trout. He uses many varieties of wood for his creation, but his favorites are buckeye burl, redwood burl and cottonwood burl. A "burl" is part of the root system of a tree and they are dug from the ground...more
LuAnn Ostergaard, Pacific Northwest photographer and celebrated artist, is known for capturing quintessential beauty from weathered and rusty surfaces.
Her images are most often combined and overlaid with one of her distinctive representational photographs. Together they often transcend their original source and become elevated to striking and colorful compositions suggesting abstract landscapes.
She prints her work in the studio...more
Michael's passion for both nature and photography is translated superbly in the images he captures. He's a self-taught photographer who's been shooting nature photos for 39 years and loves nothing more than to show off the natural beauty of this amazing country we live in through his lens.
Michael is originally from Buffalo/Niagara Falls are of New York, but has lived many places during his aviation career with the US Air Force, the...more
Nick Bradley is a local artist who creates unique art out of old iron parts and pieces. We are currently featuring his “Fullness of the Heart” Collection.
Over the past 30 years Nick’s day job has been repairing freight cars for the Union Pacific Railroad. He has combined his welding background, natural creative talent and access to iron parts, pieces and scraps to create some truly unique art. His motto is “upcycle, re-purpose,...more
It's not just about making something with intricacy, admittedly, Nicole Eaton finds that working with metal has an element of control. Working as a clinical social worker most of her hours of the day, she is put under a magnitude of stress to perform to the best of her abilities while balancing taking care of two kids as a single mother; additionally running a business.
While adventurously traveling in various locations around the...more
Dallas and Kate Summers
We are a husband and wife team out of Spokane, WA. We specialize in creating beautiful works of art out of repurposed wood, granite, steel and other salvaged materials. We are looking for an interesting, custom challenge that would look amazing in your home!
We have a CNC Machine we use to do our carvings and we enjoy using various mediums in our artwork. We look forward to working with you and helping you...more
Peggy has a passion for art and her paintings are inspired by natures treasures, intuition, light and imagination. She has been painting since early childhood. Her mother was an amazing artist and she had a profound effect on her life as a painter. She was born and raised in the south and lived in Hawaii for 25 years before moving to Idaho in 2008. The dramatic changes and having the opportunity to experience the four seasons has helped...more
Ricco was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He was educated in fine arts at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, Colorado and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. He worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director before finding his place as a professional painter. He now lives on an organic vegetable farm that he shares with his wife and two children in picturesque Hobart Washington just...more
Stephen Charles Shortridge, the artist may be more familiar to you as an actor. During the seventies and eighties, Shortridge built an enviable career appearing in such well-known television series as "Welcome Back Kotter" and "The Love Boat". He co-starred with Debbie Reynolds on the ABC show "Aloha Paradise". He spent the year of 1987 playing the role of David Reed as part of the original cast on the CBS daytime soap opera "The Bold and the...more
The Art of Will Bullas
Happy Hour Collection
Born in Ohio and raised in the Southwest, Will Bullas enrolled at Arizona State University and was majoring in fine arts with a minor in dramatic arts when he was drafted. In Vietnam, his first professional pieces were pencil portraits of fellow soldiers, which were sent to loved ones back home. Returning from military duty, he enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Fine Art in Santa...more