Laramie artists

7 Dec
Pastel study in progress

Pastel study in progress

Artists blossom in Laramie

To appreciate architecture it helps to know a little about both the architect and the intentions of his or her work. I find this to be true also of art and the artist who creates it. Sure you could appreciate a Van Gogh with out knowing his name or anything about him, but odds are, adding that human element will shed light on what you experience when you are in the presence of such art. Joe Arnold and Robert Seabeck are two of many artists who call Laramie home. Both Seabeck and Arnold are representational artists that enjoy studying and painting familiar Wyoming subjects such as the Teton Mountains or the bison in Yellowstone.

Robert Seabeck painting in his studio

Robert Seabeck painting in his studio

Wyoming draws talent

According to artist, Robert Seabeck of Laramie, Wyoming won over California when he and his wife were planning to raise a family. This was an easy choice for Seabeck. While the big cities may offer exposure artists, the wide open spaces of Wyoming have proven to be an endless source of beauty and wildlife to capture on film and canvas for Seabeck.

Joe Arnold in his studio

Joe Arnold in his studio

Mountains view meadows

Laramie’s own Joe Arnold brings us to the mountains as he paints from the “alpinists” perspective. Climing high into the Teton Mountains both inspires Arnold as well as provides him with a unique style of art. According to Arnold, his love for the mountains and his passion for art led him to his appreciation and pursuit of painting from above.

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2 Responses to “Laramie artists”

  1. Bonnie December 7, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    Great post! I was surprised what a huge art community Laramie is – I had no idea when I first moved here. If you want to write another article about artists, I know a sculptor and a painter here who would be happy to give interviews. Also there is a free art show at the University that is going on for the month of December.

    • mrbinderic December 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

      Yes, please email me contact info. If time permits I’d like to interview those artists!
      Thank you,
      Chris

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