Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show

Artists

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Photo of Connie Robinson
Connie Robinson

As a Wyoming native, the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature has been a daily inspiration. After receiving a BFA degree from the University of Wyoming in 1974, I took employment with the USDA Forest Service. I spent the next 10 years on the beautiful Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming and gradually realized a full-time artistic venture was calling. With oil painting as the medium of choice I set out to capture any western setting that sparked an interest. After receiving first place in the 1990 Wyoming Conservation Stamp contest, the encouragement signs lit up and the journey started.
1994 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, Arts for the Parks – 100 exhibit, Best Oil; Western Regional, Cheyenne-1990-93, Exhibits in galleries and museums around the Rocky Mountain region.

Photo of Marlin Rotach
Marlin Rotach

From my earliest memories, art has always played a role in my life.  My father was a commercial artist and a stock horse trainer.  I grew up with cowboys, horses, billboard layouts, type books, paint, brushes, and most importantly, encouragement.  These beginnings instilled an interest in fine art, art history, and a passion for the American West.  The artists I most admire all have one common thread—they created dramatic impact in their works through a profound understanding of light.  Like my artistic heroes, my images are primarily concerned with the various qualities of light and shadow. The transparent aspect of watercolor particularly suits it to my purposes.

Get Your Motors Runnin’ may seem a strange title, but when these two competitors exploded out of the roper’s box, one could feel the pounding rhythm of the anthem, “Born to Be Wild.” Both are focused, in sync and living for that adrenaline rush…their engines are revved up.

For more information, please visit my website: http://www.marlinrotach.com