October 13, 2020

Unseasonably cold and rainy here in Montana. It's, well, gray! Lucky for me gray has, over the last year or so, gone from a fastidiously avoided color to one of my favorites. I'm often layering cool Payne's Gray or warm Portland Gray over an underpainting in warm reds, oranges, yellows and magentas. Some days I paint some days I scumble!  But rest assured I'll be making marks on canvas rain or shine.

Here's what's on my easel today.

Marshall Noice | Birches On The Stillwater | Oil on Canvas | 48x48"

"If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.

They might as well be dead.If the rain comes, if the rain comes." ~ Lennon and McCartney

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October 6, 2020

I’m currently surrounded by masks! Not just those worn by my fellow humans, but all sorts of mask centered artwork. Painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, collage, ceramics, all of these and more mediums are on display at Montana Modern Fine Art. Stop by the gallery or check out the show online atmontanamodernfineart.com

I think you will, like me, be amazed at the diverse approaches to creating mask based artwork. What a fun exhibition!

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September 22, 2020

In case you've ever wondered, here's a look at the "front of house." My studio is in the back, in what was once the kitchen of The Silver Dollar Saloon.

The bar itself is now an art gallery. Here's what my gallery peeps say about themselves!

Montana Modern Fine Art is a family owned and operated contemporary art gallery. We work with a talented cadre of artists who bring their view of the world to light.

“Art is a line around your thoughts.” – Gustav Klimt

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Kalispell, MT


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