Holiday Show

Spring Storm II, 2019. Graphite & oil on paper, 7x5". Annual group show at Missoula's Radius Gallery, opening Friday, November 8th - 21 December, 2019.

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Small Works Invitational

Raising a Lamp, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 10x8". Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. November - December 2019. I'm looking forward to this first exhibition with Art Spirit Gallery.

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Frostad / Galloway

Night Flight, 2019. Graphite & oil on canvas panel, 30x20". Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Montana Museum of Art & Culture. September 2020.

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Artist's Statement

As a narrative painter my objective is to present the essential elements of a story: a character or two, a sense of place and time, a moment of connection, tension or reflection. I seek figures, symbols and scenarios that are both personally compelling and socially relevant. With careful measures of clarity and ambiguity, I hope to create imaginative space for viewers to bring their own perspectives and experiences into the tale. One of my supreme joys is hearing stories that arise in response to the paintings.

Thematically I am concerned with traditions, stereotypes and myths that shape identity as well as relationships to home and family, to work, community and place. I explore these with equal interest in the actual and the metaphorical, striving always to combine convincing naturalism with provocative symbolism.

Red Flag, 2015. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold
Red Flag, 2015. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold
A Consultation, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold
A Consultation, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold