This is part of my new series that I started 3 years ago entitled First Nation in Color. My inspiration for the series developed after my wife and I took a 3 month journey through the West in 2015. My first painting to come out of the series was Winter Bison and it was painted in West Yellowstone at our campground. After that, something sparked a fire inside of me and all I could do was envision the beautiful black and white photographs from Edward S. Curtis in full color. I am technically considered a pop artist so, my mind naturally sees things in vivid colors. As an artist, when an idea comes to my mind I can't sleep until I have purged my vision onto canvas. And this is how the series began.
Now, we spend our Summers in Virginia City, Montana running a gallery in one of the oldest and intact gold mining towns. Montana never disappoints with its rich history and Native American culture. I am grateful for the opportunity to paint, live and study such an amazing culture. #gratefulpainter