Oil on canvas
20 x 24 in.
About the artist:
For over five decades, Theodore Waddell has pursued his passion for art. With careers as a professor of art and rancher, his current work is a reflection of the influences of these two professions. His abstract impressionistic rendering of real subject matter reflect the American experience of living in the West and his love of the land which draw the viewer into that world. Waddell divides his time between his ranches and studios in Hailey, Idaho and Sheridan, Montana where he lives with Lynn Campion, writer and photographer. In these settings he explores the profound effect light has on the western setting. He spends much time observing before he paints the places that he is interested in and then captures the spirit and intensity of the modern West by stacking elements and permeating the space with seasonal light which affects nature’s colors, forms and animal life. Waddell’s career took off in 1983 when he was invited to exhibit his work in the prestigious Corcoran Biennial 38th Survey of American Art. In 2004 he was honored at the White House for his collection of paintings in various U.S. Embassies. His works are found in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
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