Trailside Galleries is pleased to present a showcase of new works by Canadian aviation artist Ross Buckland. The show will be on exhibit at the gallery from July 1 through July 31.
Ross Buckland was born in Calgary in 1958 and was fortunate in having experienced air travel at an early age. An infatuation with flying developed, which eventually led to an interest in aviation art. With no formal art training except for high school art classes, Buckland learned by studying the work of artists whose paintings he admired including Frank Wootton, Keith Ferris and R.G. Smith. Buckland would visit the Air and Space Museum in Washington to see their paintings and try to learn from the real thing. He notes, "Their books remain as valuable treasures to me and I still refer to them often.
Aviation art, like other subjects, usually requires a background or environment surrounding and supporting the main subject. In trying to learn and solve the problems of depicting landscape and figures, as well as discovering techniques in the handling of oils on canvas, the work of other artists has become influential and inspirational.
Today, after much success in sales of originals and reproductions, an individual style continues to evolve while striving to express an appreciation and love of aviation and the landscape.
Since 1963, Trailside Galleries of Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona has been regarded as one of the pre-eminent dealers in American representational art, specializing in a rich and varied collection of works by the leading western, wildlife, figurative, impressionist, and landscape artists in the country. The artist roster includes members of the Cowboy Artists of America, National Academy of Design, Oil Painters of America, Plein-Air Painters of America, Prix De West, Society of Animal Artists, National Sculpture Society and Masters of the American West.
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