The Artists

Ed Mell

Born in 1942, Ed Mell spent an idyllic childhood in what was then the small western city of Phoenix. He attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and soon after graduation accepted a position in New York as an art director for a large advertising agency.

Seeking greater artistic freedom,he opened an illustration studio and met with immediate success, establishing his national reputation. Still, Mell felt that he hadn’t yet found his voice as an artist.

Mell’s creative drive has led him to produce bronze sculptures and print series in addition to his oils.

Ed Mell’s work is found in many public and private collections including those of Tri-Star Pictures, Phoenix Art Museum, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Diane Keaton, Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Bruce Babbitt.

2014 Work

Desert Star

Dusk Desert

In the Storm


Western Weather

2013 Work

Cliff Storm

Cross Cut

Jack Knife

Point of View

2012 Work

Back Flash Storm

Diggin' In

Ridge Storm

Shapes of Erosion

2011 Work

Ajo Saguaros

Colorado River Bend

High Desert Peaks