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Theodore Waddell: Far WestTheodore Waddell: Far West

October 19, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Theodore Waddell’s Western landscapes are a merging of his love of painting and the Montana and Idaho plains where he lives and works as a cattle rancher. His style is distinctly contemporary but walks the line between abstraction and realism. Lush, dense surfaces echo the color plays Waddell observes in his real life: the great expanses of land and sky populated by the cattle and horses he reveres. Often there is no horizon, offering the viewer an immersion similar to standing in his vast, open space.

Image credit: Theodore Waddell, Bridger Mountain Horses #2, 1999. Oil, encaustic on canvas, 78 x 108 inches. Courtesy of the artist.