Dustin Van Wechel: Visions of the Great North
August 10 – 22, 2020
Press release

Trailside Galleries is pleased to announce Dustin Van Wechel: Visions of the Great North, a show of all new works by the multiple award-winning wildlife painter.  The show will be on exhibit at the gallery from August 10 through August 15 and can also be viewed online on the gallery website.   

Influenced by such iconic wildlife artists as Carl Rungius, Bob Kuhn,Tucker Smith and Ken Carlson, Van Wechel’s newest works are heavily narrative — each painting telling a unique story, filtered through his own personal lens of the wildlife and landscapes of the West.  Immersing himself in the serenity of the environment leads to unforgettable experiences with nature that he brings back in to the studio to reimagine through his paintings.

Van Wechel’s paintings are always intimate, presenting the viewer with a portrayal of the subject matter and ideas in each painting that they can connect with emotionally.  Of this new collection of paintings he notes, "These works are inspired by a month of travels throughout Alaska and the Canadian Rockies during the fall of 2019 and tell the stories of the great north and the animals that thrive in these magnificent, wild lands.”

His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S.in one-man shows, major art exhibitions and museums including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Autry National Center, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Booth Museum and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.