I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the art on the Flootie website. Several artists stood out. Here are four, with more to come in future features.
Artist Russ DeVerniero grew up in Billings, Montana and on the Northern Cheyenne reservation at Lame Deer, Montana. His Native father, John Wooden Legs, was a hereditary leader of the Cheyenne People and a Traditional Spiritual leader. Russ was raised with traditional Cheyenne beliefs and spirituality and is an elder of the Cheyenne, Native American Church. His artwork reflects these traditional beliefs and teachings as well as the Taoist teachings of China that he learned while getting his Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Art and Chinese Landscape Painting from Montana State University. He continued his advanced studies at the University of Washington in Native American and Indigenous Art, and then studied Traditional Native Carving at the Fleming College of the Arts in Ontario, Canada. Along with his studies of Native American Art, he also studied the Indigenous Art and Carvings of the Pacific Rim region and the Taoist Landscape Painting of China and the Far East. His artwork is a unique blend of the Native culture he was raised in, the Chinese and Taoist Paintings in which he earned his degree, and the Indigenous Carvings and Paintings of the Pacific Rim region.
Contemporary Cowboy artist Buck Mountain, creates intricate ink drawings with watercolor. Click images for full details.
Landscapes that incorporate early machinery appear in artist Vicki A West’s watercolor painting series Present Past. She finds inspiration in objects from the Shafer Historical Museum in Winthrop, Washington, USA.
Nora Egger’s oil painting landscape views are mostly of eastern Washington state desert region and sagebrush country.
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