Meet Andy Sewell: Award Winning Northwest Artist & Teacher

Hi, I'm Andy.  I'm a full-time award winning artist living in Viola, Idaho. Viola is centered in the rolling wheat fields of North Idaho and known as "The Palouse".

In my late teens, I dreamed of learning to paint. However upon entering college, I reluctantly agreed to study Business at Boise State University due to the very persuasive nudging of my father.

Then I had an opportunity to participate in an exchange program to the University of Hawaii. I took advantage of the surf and sand while I was there.

Finally, after 3 years of studying architecture at the University of Idaho, I decided that I really preferred creating 2D art instead of 3D buildings. I challenged my father's business advice and switched majors in 1987 which earned me a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Painting.

Since then I've painted well over 500 paintings and sold the originals and prints for over 25 years. Thanks to my graphic design training, I reproduce my original paintings and manufacture my own prints. I make some of my own frames and frame my paintings.

My artwork is shown and sold online as well as through other galleries and at art shows throughout the Northwest, USA.


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Andy has offered live classes and workshops for over 20 years and is a sought after watercolor instructor. He recently launched an online art school (click here) to teach all he has learned in 20 plus years of painting and thriving as a full-time artist.

He travels during the summer showing and selling much of his art in venues and shows. Andy has won awards for his work and has been invited on numerous occasions to be the guest artist at prominent art venues.

He loves to paint flowers and landscapes of the Northwest as well as fishing scenes, wildlife, rural farms, and the countryside. He paints some in Plein Air, abstract, and works from photo reference compositions.


The Sewell Studio & Gallery in Idaho is open to visitors by appointment.