“Scramble” Campbell Print

On September 14, 2014 Brown Dog Pizza commissioned local Denver artist and our great friend, Keith “Scramble” Campbell to paint a street scene of Brown Dog Pizza. The painting was created during the Blues and Brews Festival. Scramble included in the painting several of the founders/owners of Brown Dog Pizza (Jeff Smokevitch and Dan Lynch) favorites. Their chocolate Labrador retrievers – Phlounder (upper left, in the clouds) and Boone (lower right corner). Boston Red Sox and University of Michigan flags are flying on Main Street.

How is Scramble’s Brown Dog Street Scene artwork reproduced?

We use a method called – “Gallery Wrap”. This involves stretching Giclée canvas prints so the canvas print wraps around the sides of a wooden frame, called stretcher bars. The gallery wrap is then secured to the back of the stretcher bars in the traditional manner using staples. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas print does not require an expensive decorative frame and comes ready to hang. Canvas prints are available in a variety of widths from 3/4” to 2 1/2”. The image on the sides of the wrap is a solid black color. With a solid colored edge the entire original image shows on the face of the finished canvas print. The art on canvas print is sprayed with a UV protective coating and then hand stretched. Each finished piece is carefully inspected before it is available delivery.

About the Artist

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.

Check out more of Scramble’s amazing artwork at: www.scramblecampbell.com

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