Dan Young July at Lake Marie, oil on linen, 24 x 30

BIG HORN, Wyo (August 24, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents the exhibit Wyoming Point of View, featuring more than thirty paintings by five talented Western landscape artists, on display in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, beginning September 10th. A selection of sketches in graphite, watercolor and pastel on display in the first floor Northern Trust Gallery runs concurrently with this exhibition.

Inspired by a deep passion and a respect for the beauty of the West, for rolling meadows of iconic sage and rabbit brush, beautiful willows and streams, aspens and glorious mountain ranges, each artist brings his or her own vision of the land to life in art, working en plein air. As an avid outdoorsman since his youth, Dan Young from Silt, Colorado, says, “You have to get your boots muddy to get a complete understanding of the landscape. It’s this immersion with nature that offers the best understanding of color, light and value relationships.”

Originally from California, artist Kathy Wipfler from Jackson, Wyoming, defines “every plein air painting that she’s done” as a learning experience. She has been painting the Western landscape for decades, in all seasons, year-round.

Wyoming Point of View opens with a reception to meet the artists on Sunday, September 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This exhibit continues in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, and the Northern Trust Gallery, through October 29th.

Participating Artists:
Lorenzo Chavez (Parker, CO), Bruce Graham (Logan, Utah), Skip Whitcomb (Fort Collins, CO), Kathy Wipfler (Jackson, WY), and Dan Young (Silt, CO)