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Artist David Montgomery


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Biography


David Montgomery was born into the Great West unlike many who discover it in their travels. He spent his formative years growing up beneath the looming presence of Pike's Peak and the Front Range of Colorado. Hunting and fishing forays into the wilds with his family spawned his love of the outdoors and nature. He continues to hunt to this day- now with easel and paint brush. The West has changed dramatically in his lifetime and Montgomery strives to commemorate the amazing vistas that are still with us- and strives through conservation activism to preserve those special places that are most worthy of protection.
David Montgomery has been creating art since he was a small child and has continued with this passion throughout his life. After enjoying art in public schools, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Colorado State University.
He has been living and painting in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado for over fifty years.
His art work is shaped by the monumental vistas and pristine environs of this rural area at the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
Montgomery shares his love of these western spaces with his plein air pieces as well as larger studio landscapes that fill walls. He has taken art trips to Europe and the sub-tropics, widening his imagery while pushing his artistic envelope. Montgomery also pursues studies in human figure rendition.
One of Montgomery’s favorite adventures was an invitation to the Forbes Magazine Corporation estate in Balleroy, Normandy. During his week of painting there he was able to enjoy many day excursions into the Norman countryside with many other invited artists. Most notable was being able to paint in Claude Monet’s estate at Giverny, taking in his world renowned grounds and his epic lily pond.
In addition to painting, Montgomery also offers his services as a show [...]

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