Sunday, February 18, 2018

Oils - Farms and Fields

Montana has a rich history of settlement. Lewis and Clark, seeking routes to the Pacific, led the way, to be followed by the fur trappers. Then the miners came, scratching the earth for the region's rich mineral resources. Cattle drovers, ranchers, and farmers sought grasses for livestock and land for crops. Each succeeding generation left their mark on this land. sometimes leaving a cruel scar, from open-pit mining or clearcutting timber, but more often marking in lasting settlement— ranches, farms, homes and towns — always though with their lives and their legacy, and their love of Montana. The remains of the homesteads, the ranches, even the ghost towns provide an inspiration for many of the paintings offered here.

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Upcoming Events

Shafers Restaurant

Shafers is one of Bigfork's newest resturants in Woods Bay and features an amazing chef. They also feature some twenty of my paintings—both Western Wildlands and Western Ranch Life. For a special treat find your way to Mountain Lake Lodge for a culinary and visual treat.  

Home Gallery and Studio

I spent nearly three months this winter painting every day from about 10am to 6pm at the Arizona Art Expo. I joined 100 other artist displaying work and painting each day. My motive was to explore a fresh "voice" in my painting style while concentratiing on pursuing an increased "Impressionistic" view. It was an invaluable experience and as a result I finished about 35 new works. These pieces can be viewed at our Home Gallery and Studio at 546 Grand Drive, in Bigfork. Give me a call and we'll make an appointment for you to come by. The works will also be hung on our deck overlooking Bigfork Bay the first weekend in August at the Bigfork Festival of the Arts. 

Stumptown Marketplace

Twenty of my paintings are featured in the Stumptown Marketplace in Whitefish throughout the summer.

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