Auction: Wyoming Artist Zach Even
Wyoming PBS will be taking bids LIVE Saturday evening March 9, 2013 on this beautiful original oil painting on canvas by Wyoming artist Zach Even. To get in on the final live bidding, call 1-800-495-9788 to place that winning bid for this beautiful painting.
Details about the Painting:
Zach Even’s painting is an 42"x18" oil on stretched canvas. Even used one particular golden trout he caught in the Winds as his main subject, and then used a dozen other golden references as he continued to paint. He pulls in different features or color patterns and uses them in conjunction with one another as he creates the painting. This close-up / cropped-in perspective is something Even began doing in 2000, when he painted a series of different animals, concentrating on the area around their eye.
While he still paints this perspective using the same fairly detailed and realistic style used in all of his paintings, the perspective tends to really impact the viewer when they walk into a room. Even believes these unique perspectives also help break "wildlife" art from the mold some critics try to put it in, which is a mold they claim lacks some sort of deeper meaning or controversy.
When Even paints something, he does it for many reasons, one of which is to evoke emotion in a person, put them in another place and time and bring back a memory. One of the reasons Even enjoys painting nature relates to why he love tying flies or calling in an elk - they all allow him to imitate nature in some way, which the Wyoming artists finds exciting and appealing.
You can view more of Zach Even's work on his website at www.zachevenart.com.