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Galleries: Artist Focus

Rick Armstrong

Rick Armstrong

Rick Armstrong – RARE Gallery

Journey to the Hills

“Journey to the Hills”

“Art should transport you,” says Armstrong. “My work is photographic-based and authentic, not Photoshopped.” This piece leads the viewer to a new experience of the Tetons and an opportunity to contemplate life and directions. 36” x 50”

 

Experience

“EXPERIENCE”

“EXPERIENCE” is a dichotomy of a man-made structure and the power of nature together in one setting. The piece reminds the viewer of the power of place and brings that power into where it hangs. Armstrong, a multimedia artist, calls this his signature piece because it defines what he is trying to deliver to the viewer. “I want the images to explode off of the wall and I believe I have achieved that.” 36” x 50”

The World’s Not Always Black and White

“The World’s Not Always Black and White”

Armstrong’s mixed media process begins with a photographic base. In final form, this baby zebra and its mother bring the viewer into a new relationship with nature. 30” x 50”

 

Hollee Armstrong

Hollee Armstrong

Hollee Armstrong – Curator – RARE Gallery

White Bison

Kevin Box – “White Bison”

The history of art and the value of public art have long inspired Santa Fe artist Kevin Box, resulting in his being elected as the youngest member of the National Sculptors’ Guild and his subsequent recognition by SouthwestArt Magazine as one of the top 21 artists under 31 in the Southwest. Cast bronze.

 

Bracelet

Pat Flynn – Bracelet

New York artist Pat Flynn is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, Museum of Art & Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, to name a few. Pairing blackened steel with precious stones and metals, his eye-catching jewelry breaks new ground. Hand-forged nail, diamond and 22-karat gold.

Wolf

Matt Flint – “Wolf”

A Wyoming artist and art professor, Flint’s work is in the permanent collections of the State of Wyoming and the Nicolaysen Art Museum. His work occurs directly on the canvas, his thought process revealed in an archive of various textures, worked surfaces and the qualities of light he explores. 48” x 48”

 

Theodore Waddell

Theodore Waddell

Theodore Waddell – Altamira Fine Art

Sheridan Angus #3

“Sheridan Angus #3”

“Sheridan Angus #3” depicts one of Theodore Waddell’s favorite regions of Montana, where he has returned many times to paint. His Angus series was recently featured in a seven-month retrospective at the Denver Art Museum, “Abstract Angus.” Twenty-three works—paintings, drawings and sketches—challenged the perception that all Western American art is created in realistic style. Early influences like de Kooning, Hoffman, Pollock and Kline “ … wanted you to know that the canvas had a presence,” Waddell says. “The paint had its own identity as well, with thick swatches, drips and blurbs.” Oil Encaustic on Canvas – 72” x 72”

Thunderstorm Paints

“Thunderstorm Paints”

Waddell’s art draws a deliberate parallel between his subject and abstract art elements. Animals are motifs arranged formally on a flattened and enveloping painted “ground,” characteristic of modernism. His diverse approaches, styles and techniques are brushed, knifed, dripped, jotted down, often thickly textured. Waddell’s early works were noted for their heavily textured surfaces, but newer works are more atmospheric, with translucent wax-medium layers suggesting the drift of grazing animals, transitions of days, movements of seasons. Oil Encaustic on Canvas – 44” x 94”
 

September Vhay

September Vhay

September Vhay – Altamira Fine Art

Red Horse 20

“Red Horse 20”

Improvised from pure imagination, this collection of Japanese sumi-e brush paintings evokes the very essence of the animal. Because of her skill with watercolor, Vhay seamlessly achieves the freshness of watercolor with a saturation of color only possible in oils. Oil on Canvas – 48” x 48”

Ebony and Ivory

“Ebony and Ivory”

Realistic in form and detail, September Vhay’s paintings are impressionistic as well. Largely self-taught, her formal training as an architect greatly informs her work, and influences like Craig Sheppard, Scott Christensen and Deborah Butterfield have helped Vhay reach national audiences, as at the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale and the Cowgirl Up! show at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona. Charcoal on Paper – 30” x 71”
 

Dan Namingha

Dan Namingha

Dan Namingha – Altamira Fine Art

Horizon and Arroyos

“Horizon and Arroyos”

Spiritual beliefs and symbolism imbue Namingha’s paintings and sculpture with dramatic impact. Constantly challenging himself with new styles, representations, abstractions and minimalism leads to fresh interpretations of beloved motifs and vistas. Acrylic – 72” x 72”

Grey Cloud Receding

“Grey Cloud Receding”

With his complex Hopi-American heritage as inspiration, Dan Namingha has been hailed by Thomas Hoving, former curator and director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as “ … the most gifted, original and important Native American painter currently at work.” Acrylic on Canvas – 48” x 76”
 

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