My favorite artist in Boise—without a doubt—is Ward Hooper. Daniel & I own several of his Boise State prints, and for Christmas, my mom worked with Ward to design the beautiful custom print above—inspired by a photo from our wedding day. This new piece hangs right in our front hallway and is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door. It's a print that we'll treasure forever and is truly so special to us.
Check it out—below is the original photo and the print commissioned from it.
Isn't Ward amazing? My mom worked very closely with him to get the colors and little details right. Ward can turn any photo into a custom print. Look at this one that he did of my brother Stew and his Quidditch photo!
My sister received a commissioned print from their wedding, too, but hers has such a different feel than ours... it's so romantic & vintage!
Needless to say, my mom totally surprised us all with some neat, neat art.
If you're local to Boise, be sure to stop in Ward's shop in downtown Boise. You can visit his website here and connect with him on Facebook & Twitter, and here's his gallery information:
Ward Hooper Gallery of Art
745 West Idaho Street
And that is why Ward Hooper is my favorite artist. Boise is lucky to have such a talented man!