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Don Oelze – Art of the West May June 2017

Don Oelze – Art of the West May June 2017

The son of American missionary parents, Don Oelze was born in New Zealand in 1965 and lived there for the next nine years of his life.  Despite those beginnings half a continent away, Oelze, who now lives in Montana, has been blessed with the ability…

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Dean Mitchell – Western Art Collector February 2017

Dean Mitchell – Western Art Collector February 2017

There’s a gritty realism to the artwork of Dean Mitchell. Where other artists like to romanticize the West—the lofty spires of Monument Valley, heroic cowboys battling nature atop a horse, cattle funneling into flower-dotted meadows—Mitchell turns to the authentic West, the West that never made it…

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Martin Grelle – Western Art Collector January 2017

Martin Grelle – Western Art Collector January 2017

The last time Martin Grelle had a solo exhibition, it was April 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since then, Grelle has remained a prominent fixture at museums, galleries, exhibitions, auctions and other events from coast to coast. But a solo exhibition has proven elusive for the…

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Kyle Polzin – Western Art Collector January 2017

Kyle Polzin – Western Art Collector January 2017

Pick up an object. Any object. Before it found its way into your hands it was made somewhere else and spent a life on a desk, in a closet, on a shelf, perhaps in use outdoors. The object has a history, a past that has…

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John Coleman – Western Art Collector November 2016

John Coleman – Western Art Collector November 2016

In November 2015, as the Cowboy Artists of America celebrated its 50th anniversary with an exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona, sculptor and CA member John Coleman found himself at the Scottsdale Artists’ School teaching half a dozen sculptors of all ages how to find truth in clay….

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John Coleman – Southwest Art  November 2016

John Coleman – Southwest Art November 2016

AMIDST THE SOFT light and deep shadows of a teepee’s interior, a young girl communes with her favorite doll, dressed like her in native garb and, also like her, with jet-black hair falling in two long braids. On the slanting wall of hide behind her…

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John Coleman – Western Art & Architecture Oct/Nov 2016

John Coleman – Western Art & Architecture Oct/Nov 2016

Almost a quarter century ago, well into middle age and just shy of his 44th year, John Coleman shucked aside real estate development and, as a veritable unknown, ventured into the world of Western art. Not long afterward, something extraordinary happened: Coleman became a phenomenon. Like…

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Luke Frazier – Western Art Collector – September 2016

Luke Frazier – Western Art Collector – September 2016

Nature is often defined by the bigger pictures—the sweeping, all- encompassing panoramas that melt earth and sky into one massive vista— and yet our perception of nature is assembled together from the smaller details. The smell of the bark and leaves in the cool wind….

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Dan Metz – Western Art Collector – September 2016

Dan Metz – Western Art Collector – September 2016

 With more than 200 years of American art history preceding him, Dan Metz is well aware of what has come before him in the wildlife genre. And yet he still finds new trails to blaze when it comes to finding subject matter “I’ve been doing…

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Glenn Dean – Western Art Collector – September 2016

Glenn Dean – Western Art Collector – September 2016

A crushing silence can fall over the desert. It can be terrifying and suffocating, and yet also tremendously calming and beautiful. The wind whistles in the tall grass and through clumps of sage, insects click from unseen hiding spots, and birds squawk in the distance….

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Kyle Polzin – Western Art Collector September 2015

Kyle Polzin – Western Art Collector September 2015

To begin to understand Kyle Polzin and the current space he’s occupying, you must first go back to April 2014. At the Scottsdale Art Auction, Polzin’s Mystic Warrior—a tall, narrow and incredibly detailed still life of a Native American headdress—had been expected to fetch around…

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Legacy of Nature – Western Art Collector September 2015

Legacy of Nature – Western Art Collector September 2015

Wyoming has a wealth of wildlife, and artists and collectors flock to the state to not only observe the animals in their natural habitat, but for art inspired by nature. Whether depicting animals in a natural environment or focusing entirely on the animal, wildlife art has a…

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Gary Lynn Roberts – Western Art Collector September 2015

Gary Lynn Roberts – Western Art Collector September 2015

In Gary Lynn Roberts’ new piece, The Return, he paints Native American subjects on horseback returning to what can essentially be called paradise: a wooded canyon under clear skies, a shallow stream trickling past an encampment, figures in the distance ready to warmly greet the…

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Kenny McKenna – Southwest Art Magazine July 2015

Kenny McKenna – Southwest Art Magazine July 2015

Legacy Gallery mounts a collection of new paintings by Kenny McKenna this month in its Jackson, WY, location, bringing to life the pure beauty and majesty of the surround- ing landscape within the gallery walls. Consisting exclusively of local scenery, McKenna’s latest body of work…

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Chad Poppleton – Western Art Collector July 2015

Chad Poppleton – Western Art Collector July 2015

It takes great appreciation of a subject to capture its essence so precisely. That appreciation can come from many different places. “People are a product of their upbringing,” says Utah wildlife painter Chad Poppleton. “As a kid I was taught to love the land and…

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Rod Zullo – Western Art Collector June 2015

Rod Zullo – Western Art Collector June 2015

Bronze artist Rod Zullo enjoys the studio, but finds its four walls and roof overhead to be a claustrophobic space, especially when there is a world of other opportunities just steps away. “I’m truly happiest when I’m outdoors, when I’m living life,” he says. “My art…

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Gary Carter – Western Art Collector July 2014

Gary Carter – Western Art Collector July 2014

A distinguished member of the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) since 1982, Montana-based artist Gary Carter paints an array of subjects that mirror his varied interests. Like the wild horses that roam his canvases, you can’t rein in the themes that this passionate artist explores…

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Featured in Southwest Art  “40 Prominent People in Western Art World”

Featured in Southwest Art “40 Prominent People in Western Art World”

Read the article on Brad and Jinger Richardson, Owners of Legacy Gallery with locations in Scottsdale, AZ & Jackson, WY. Legacy Gallery represents some of the top artists in the West and has recently expanded beyond western art to include other genres as well. Read…

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Phoenix Home & Garden Feature Spotlight

Phoenix Home & Garden Feature Spotlight

Along with Western art, the gallery displays genres ranging from Impressionistic to Representational, and includes works of historic importance, such as paintings from the famed Taos Founders. The same art philosophy is embraced at its sister gallery in Jackson Hole, which the Richardsons opened in…

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