Trailside Galleries is pleased to announce Beauty In The Journey, a showcase of new works by renown Utah based painter Robert Duncan. The show brings together a collection of recent paintings that touch on a variety on familial subjects for Robert, including traditional western scenes, rural and figurative works as well as wildlife subjects. The show will be on view at the gallery beginning March 4 through March 16.
An aspiring artist from an early age, it was Duncan’s childhood summers on his grandfather’s Wyoming cattle ranch that would deeply instill in him a love of nature and rural life that continues to be the central focus of his life and art today. His career began to flourish in the early 1980’s after he was juried into the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America organization. His subject matter then was primarily focused on Native Americans, specifically the Ute, Crow and Blackfeet tribes, and their interaction with the environment and nature. Five years and several awards later, he resigned from the group in order to pursue other subjects, particularly rural scenes inspired by his travels from the western United States to New England and Europe.
Of his newest collection of work Duncan says, “As I've planned these paintings, I've been thinking a lot about the power of beauty in our lives and how it is all around us in so many simple moments if we will just open our eyes and let it heal us and fill us with gratitude for this amazing world we live in!"