Scramble Campbell's performance painting highlighted at Blues & Brews

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is excited to welcome back Scramble Campbell to the Festival Line up! Scramble will be painting to the tunes all weekend during the 2013 festival. Keep an eye out for him and please drop by to say hello! Scramble will be painting and displaying his artwork in the festival VIP area throughout the weekend.

If you recall during the 2012 Blues & Brews Festival, Wagner Custom Skis collaborated with Colorado's renowned artist, Scramble Campbell to create the ultimate pair of custom skis from start to finish using a custom ski canvas as the paint canvas for Scramble Campbell’s famed style of ‘Performance Painting.’ With the help of Pete Wagner from Wagner Skis and Chuck Sullivan from Something Independent, a story was born!

Click here to watch the video depicting the creation of the piece, and the now custom skis! The best part of this story is that you can WIN these skis on site at this year's Blues & Brews festival! Stay tuned for more details!

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 the inherent feeling of the music and actions of the performers through light, color, texture, composition and vigorous brushwork.

For two decades, Campbell’s ‘performance paintings’ have drawn inspiration from places like the intimate setting of a dark nightclub to the collective consciousness of a large concert or festival. The subject matter 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 than 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 one 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.

Be sure to stop by Scramble's set-up at the festival and check out his artwork! For more info on Scramble's work, visit:

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