Treasured Montana Artist Statement
My goal, artistically, is to bring nature and the West to people that were denied the opportunity to grow up in a region where the outdoors become part of your life. Although elk and mountain men are my favorite subjects, I like to portray the West and other natural themes like scenes of Northwest Montana, all NW wildlife, rodeos, and the “old west” as well as the "west of today" in my paintings.
Detail is very important to me. I spend a lot of time studying animal's shapes, horns, legs, heads, eyes, etc., as well as the gear used by "cowboys" and "mountain men", and I work hard to portray this in all my paintings. In the spring, summer and fall, I spend at least one day a week roaming the local mountain trails looking for unusual landscape, rocks, trees, stumps and animals. I take a lot of pictures!
I paint with acrylic, do not use projectors, and try to keep my subjects and scenes as true to nature and the West as possible. I do this by not only painting on canvases, but on hide, horn, bone, antler and rock. My motto is "if it stands still I was meant to paint on it."
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