The art market is continually changing. Styles become popular for a period of time, then it seems that style of work moves aside for another one. Currently we are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of Western and Wildlife Art as well as 'realism'. Western and Wildlife Artists are getting higher prices for their work than have in the past and the public has a renewed interest in realism. While I do not feel that any personal form of art is any 'better' than any other, I have a great love for finely executed Western and Wildlife Art. It may have something to do with my background, personal loves and things I treasure.
A fine Western or Wildlife painting attempts to preserve and tell the story of a way of life and place that is fast disappearing from the American Landscape. Maybe that is the basis for my personal love.
Tallgrass Art Gallery is dedicated to showing the art of Oklahoma and Kansas artists showing these types of art. From Bronze by Burneta Venosdel to oil paintings by Steve Bouldin and Carlene Wallace, we are happy to represent some of the masters of American Western and Wildlife art.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery