Episode 9: Graydon Foulger, Kirk Randle & Marty Le Messurier

Thirty years ago, as Tom and Ann Morrow prepared for the inaugural Celebration of Fine Art, over one hundred artists submitted samples of their work to be considered for the show. Among those selected to participate were painters Graydon Foulger, Marty Le Messurier and Kirk Randle. Incredibly, these three haven’t missed a year ever since.  […]

Artist Reveal: James Ayers

 James Ayers is a painter of historic Native American cultures. Dedicated to honoring the customs and beauty of these traditional cultures, James has gained a reputation for his historical accuracy, which can be seen reflected in the hair, clothing and weapons of his subjects.  “I study historic artifacts, research customs and rituals, and marry these […]

Episode 7: Curt Mattson

Curt Mattson was raised in the horse business, which explains his fascination with the buckaroo lifestyle of contemporary and historic horsemen and horsewomen. This lifelong passion drives his work as an artist, as he brings cowboy art to life through sculpture, watercolor, pencil and oil painting. Today, his award-winning works can be found in private […]

Artist Reveal: Whitney Hall

 Oil painter Whitney Hall was born and raised in San Diego, where she studied under contemporary impressionists, expressionists and colorists. About a decade ago she relocated to Montana and began to shift her subject matter from humans to animals.  Today, Whitney’s colorful compositions are rooted in the figurative approach she honed in Southern California, and […]

Painting With Subtle Symbols That Connect Us All

Many of the artists at the Celebration of Fine Art discovered their creative inclinations while they were young children. But who says there’s an age requirement to become an artist? Take, for example, Pete Tillack. Today he is an oil and acrylic painter renowned for his highly recognizable style, but he didn’t begin to explore […]

Distinctive and Playful Paintings That Bring Joy to All

Bruce Marion’s first introduction to art was through his father, a creative man who had studied art under the GI Bill and attended two art schools. Delighted his son had decided to explore his creativity at such a ripe age, he wholeheartedly supported Bruce digging into this newfound passion. “He started me out in art […]

Painting in layers to build on nature’s beauty

Trevor Swanson comes from a family of artists. His great grandfather was a painter, and after it skipped a generation, both his father and uncle were professional painters as well. And while today Trevor is a renowned artist who works with oil on canvas, board and metal, he joined the  tradition innocently enough by picking […]

Artist Reveal: Keith Bond

Keith Bond is a celebrated landscape artist known for field studies painted en plein air. He finds inspiration in nature, especially in remote landscapes untouched by humans. Keith, who is less interested in depicting a landscape scene down to the exact leaves on the ground, utilizes juicy brushstrokes to evoke the peace and serenity he […]