Trailside Galleries is pleased to present “Narratives In Nature,” a show of all new works by artist Dustin Van Wechel. The show will be on exhibit from September 1-30. Due to high collector demand, all works will be sold via a fixed price draw on Friday, September 17 during the artist reception.
The new collection of paintings will consist of original oils inspired by Van Wechel’s travels through the Rocky Mountains. Focusing primarily on large North American mammals, the paintings will all be narrative in nature, conveying the stories of the landscape and wildlife of the region.
Van Wechel notes, "With this new body of work, I focused on achieving two goals; first, I created the paintings to be heavily narrative — each painting telling a unique story, filtered through my own personal lens, of the wildlife and landscapes of the Rocky Mountain west. And second, I wanted the paintings to be intimate, presenting the viewer with a portrayal of the subject matter and ideas in each painting that they could, in some capacity, connect with emotionally. I hope people viewing my newest paintings enjoy them as much as I did creating them.
Influenced by such iconic wildlife artists as Carl Rungius, Bob Kuhn, Tucker Smith and Ken Carlson, it is clear Van Wechel has a very thorough understanding of his subject matter in addition to excellent drawing skills, bold, painterly brushwork and a strong sense of design.
Since 1963, Trailside Galleries of Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona has been regarded as one of the pre-eminent dealers in American representational art, specializing in a rich and varied collection of works by the leading western, wildlife, figurative, impressionist, and landscape artists in the country. The artist roster includes members of the Cowboy Artists of America, National Academy of Design, Oil Painters of America, Plein-Air Painters of America, Prix De West, Society of Animal Artists, National Sculpture Society and Masters of the American West.
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