Telluride Blues & Brews is excited to welcome back Scramble Campbell to the Festival Line up! Scramble will be painting to the tunes all weekend in the festival. Keep an eye for him and please come by to say hello!
Colorado based artist Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell is nationally recognized for his paintings ‘live and in concert’ because he actually attends concerts where he completes paintings during the course of a single performance. Campbell endeavors to capture- through light, color, texture, composition and vigorous brushwork- the inherent feeling of the music and actions of the performers.
For two decades, Campbell’s ‘performance paintings’ have been inspired in places like the intimate setting of a dark nightclub to the collective consciousness of a large concert or festival. The subject matters of Campbell’s paintings include the musically elite as well as up and coming new talent. Including artists such as: BB King, Fats Domino, Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, and String Cheese Incident.
Campbell is often referred to as ‘the guy painting at Red Rocks’. He has completed more that two hundred performance paintings at the world famous venue. Only miles from his home, he admits, “the Amphitheater is my favorite outdoor studio, can you blame me?” During his long career, he has painted more than two thousand paintings at nearly a thousand musical events across the country. Campbell’s prolific portfolio is not limited to his performance paintings. It also includes various commissions; paintings and events he has done for charity, and many corporate events. His art is found in numerous collections across the world.
Campbell not only produces work but curates as well. He curated the Denny Dent: Two Fisted Art Attack and Convergence: Painting with Music exhibitions in 2010 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.