Sunday, February 18, 2018

Oils - Trails and Trees

The Montana back-country and wilderness is laced with remote country roads and trails that wind along high ridges, through rugged ravines and lush forests as they lead deeper and deeper into unexplored woods. These trails offer delicious anticipation, even unexpected surprises. To discover where they lead. Just past that tree, or the next, and then on around the bend and over that rise. Almost always it seems these tracks are beckoning—closer to the foothills or higher on the mountaintop. The game-trails, hiking trails or vague tire-tracks promise around each bend, yet another story to be revealed. I'm intrigued with the notion of also leading a viewer's eye into my painting of such a scene.


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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