Peter K. Mathios is his name. Behind each of his paintings is inspiration that comes from past experiences.His ideas come from his childhood when he used to hunt ducks with his father and brother in the Suisun Marsh of Northern California. This passion soon led the Artist into the world of wildlife conversation and supporting the groups that purchase,enhance and maintain our wildlife habitat.
Currently, Peter is the 2009 Ducks Unlimited International Artist… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on June 2, 2010 at 2:28pm —
Jean R. Lubin was born in California. But she grew up in American Somoa and Juneau,Alaska,where she developed a passion for wildlife and the nature's beauty.Invaluable study with Luke Frazier,Matt Smith and Scott Christensen provided the basic fundamentals in painting and inspiration,and awards and honors followed,from the Scottdale Artist's school,plein air festivals and regional and national juried shows.
Most recently Jean received the 2009 Sporting Art Award at the… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on June 1, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Bonnie Wilkins was raised on a cattle ranch on the Central Coast of California. Her husband Bob,is a commercial printer,and they have combined talents with her watercolor and oils to create a note card line and other products.She co-owns a gallery with her husband called Wilkins Photo & Art Gallery located in Atascadero,California.
She has traveled widely and finds inspiration from the mountains,quaint towns on country back roads and floral gardens. Her… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 26, 2010 at 2:04pm —
Judy Vargas is a California-born Artist. She inherited a passion for horses from her parents. Growing up, she experienced every aspect of horsemanship,including showing Arabian horses all over the Western States. Years that she spent on the Eastern Oregon cattle ranch gave her the insight into the Western way of life.
All this,plus an artistic talent, has enabled Judy yo recreate these memories in Bronze. She considers the horses the real work of art and… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 25, 2010 at 1:12pm —
George Turnbull Lives in California. He is a high honor graduate of the prestigious College of Fine Arts of Carnegie Mellon University. But he earned his Master of Fine Arts Painting degree from the University of Southern California.An award winning graphic designer,Turnbull also had a long and distinguished career as a Professor of Visual Communications in the California State University system.
His paintings are a rich reflection of a great variety of… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 24, 2010 at 12:16pm —
Rosanne Seitz grew up in California.,influenced by it's agricultural roots. She was surrounded by fruit and nut orchards,crops of fragrant green alfalfa,waving wheat and horse ranches. This fertile area has provided her with inspiration for her paintings of agricultural and rural California.
She paints plein air also uses a camera to capture scenes for painting later in her studio. She paints in watercolor and oil. She has won many awards for her works and… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 19, 2010 at 12:45pm —
His name is Gary Johnson and he lives in Encinitas, California. His work has been juried into the prestigious,Arts For The Parks Top 100 competition,winning the Grand Prize Gold Miniature Top 100 in 2005. He has also been featured into the Art and the Animal at the Bennington center for the Arts in Vermont.
His paintings have received awards at the San Dimas Festival of Western Arts and the Phippen Museum of art. Gary has Exhibited at a number of top… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 18, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Elizabeth Lewis Scott Lives in Somerville, Alabama. She strives to give the viewer drawings and paintings that not only please the eye but in addition provide a connection-a visual bridge to the subject matter,be it the shaggy coat of a bison,the gaze of a wolf,or the flash of sky reflected on a horses's wet back.
Elizabeth delights in nature's details and she is always working to engage the viewer with the gorgeous tapestry of textures,form and color which… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 17, 2010 at 11:44am —
Pat Roberts is a Native Californian. She grew up in the Salinas Valley where she spent most of her childhood surrounded by horses.She says,"Horses and Sculpture are all about movement.As an Artist,I strive to capturer a moment in time by turning Bronze into a seemingly living,breathing being in the eye of the beholder".
In 2007, her Equus In Flight was judged the Best In Show at the Spirit of the Horse juried show and her Mexican Vaquero was awarded 4th… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 12, 2010 at 11:03am —
Denise Rich is a California native. She likes to paint cows and Western Oil paintings. Denise works from her own original photographs as a reference which means her creative process begins with direct contact in the field.
Each painting starts with framing the subject through the lens of a camera. Then it gets translated through the Artist's eyes with oil in "painterly realism" style that satisfies a desire for a realistic portrayal, and provides creative… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 11, 2010 at 11:00am —
John Petersen was born and raised on the banks of the Mississippi River in Lacrosse,Wisconsin. He developed an early interest in nature and outdoor pursuits. Being an avid sportsman,especially for waterfall. During this time, John became involved with Ducks Unlimited. Several of his waterfowl paintings were donated and auctioned off to help the cause for Ducks Unlimited.
John has shown a keen interest in Western Art as well,and has created a number of works… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 10, 2010 at 10:54am —
Richard Myer is a native of New York City. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. degree. He worked as an art director until moving to California,where he began his professional career.He has done Bronzes for the Tokyo Exchange and the Walt Disney Company. He also did a John Wayne Bronze grave marker.
Richard was also commissioned to make 3 Bronze statues for a memorial park in Arlington Heights,Illinois.He sculpted a 8ft. statue of Frank… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 5, 2010 at 5:39am —
Kathleen Hill was born in Chicago,Illinois. Her first love ,like so many young girls,was horses. Drawing them was her way of expressing her love for them. Her father's work transferred the family to Livermore, California.
She feels blessed to be living in area where there is still a strong ranching community and a yearly rodeo. A place where you can leave town in any direction and find more country.Her home is a place where cowboy boots and a pick-up trucks… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 4, 2010 at 5:48am —
Carolyn Hawley was born in Chicago,lL. She spent most of her life in Southern California desert,which has contributed to an acclaimed collection of Western Paintings,including the powerful interpretations for which is most known for.
With major gallery exhibits throughout the United States over the past 30 years, gathering top awards,Carolyn has also participated in numerous renowned art shows such as ,Southwest Arts Festival,Palm Springs Museum,Scottsdale… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on May 3, 2010 at 7:32am —
Toni P. Haigh is a third generation Californian. She was raised on a cattle ranch and still works the cattle during the summer months in Montana. She now raises Paint horses,Jack Russsell Terriers and does herding with a Red Australian Cattle Dog.
Toni comes from a family of Artists,notably the English Sporting Artist,Alfred G. Haigh. She shares his passion for fine horses and dogs. She has had the privilege of painting portraits of world class and champion… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 29, 2010 at 3:00am —
Caly Garris has a Fine Arts Degree from the California State University.She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and a Signature Member of the Women Artist of the West. Caly's artistic quest is to express the energy and spirit of her Kaleidoscopic animals. As a person who likes to experiment with color, she is always looking for new ways to allow the pigments on paper to react, dance and swirl while she creates her next fun animal image. Each painting takes a different shape and… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 28, 2010 at 12:30am —
Brent Flory lives on a manage ranch in Wallsburg,Utah.He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in Illustration.Brent loves to paint the honest reality of the western experience. Whether it's Cowboys, Native Americans,Farmers, Ranchers or Animals, his goal is to bring their experiences as close to reality as possible.
Horses's are also a huge part of Brent's paintings,"He says,I think the horse is probably the most often painting subject in… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 27, 2010 at 4:03am —
Dave Dignam is a native Californian, he was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of San Jose State University.He owned and operated a printing firm in Northern California until 1998. In 2003, he moved to the California Central Coast.
Dave combined his love for fine Art and fine Woodworking into the sculptures he makes now. After studying his craft under a few world class carvers,he developed his own unique style and techniques in… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 26, 2010 at 7:30am —
Karen Cooper is a fifth-generation Californian. As a youngster, she started drawing everyday after school until it became second nature to her.With encouragement from her teachers she continued to stretch her artistic talents to the limit by creating Drawings,Paintings,Tapestries,Sculptures and Etchings.She went as far as Guatemala to learn weaving from the local Indians and to Sweden to study at an intensive Art School.…
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 22, 2010 at 2:28pm —
Successful counterfeiter at the age of eight. Bill drew a one dollar bill and offered it as payment to the milk deliveryman. Bill Churchill likes to carve sculptures. He sells 2" x 4" for many times what he pays for the wood. He is a realistic sculptor in wood with emphasis on Native American,Western and Wildlife art. Bill's goal is to produce wood sculpture which compliments the natural beauty of wood. He says,"Art shouldn't overpower the natural beauty of wood,and the wood shouldn't… Continue
Added by Robert L. Heighes on April 21, 2010 at 2:00pm —