20 Aug Denis Milhomme
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists. Meet Quest for the West Artist Denis Milhomme.
Born 1954, in Lowell, Massachusetts; lives in Three Rivers, California
DURING HIS CHILDHOOD in Massachusetts, Milhomme confesses that he began his “courtship” with nature, after “falling prey to the charm of the wilds.” After moving to California, he was captivated by the California and Arizona deserts, frequent subjects even today.
Milhomme studied art at the Ultima Yellowstone Art Symposium, the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and Santa Ana College in Orange, California. He continues his education by attending workshops and constantly looking at the sights around him. A painter of moments, it is his goal to share, through his art, his deep appreciation for those moments when he is awed by nature’s beauty.
Notable Awards and Achievements:
2011 Autry National Center, Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Montgomery Frame Award
2006 National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Best Landscape and Top 100 (also 2002, 1997, 1994, 1993, and 1991)
2005 La Quinta Art Show, Award of Merit
2005 St. George Art Festival, First Place Award (also 1993, 1991, and 1990)
2004 National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Franklin Mint Award of Merit
2004 Southwest Arts Festival, Third Place, Oils
2003 Southwest Arts Festival, First Place, Oils (also 2002, 1999, 1998, 1993, 1992, and 1990)
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2015, oil, 16 x 20 inches
As the stillness of evening descends upon this beautiful small lake in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, a feeling of peace surrounds you. The colors of autumn are a feast for the eyes and the timeless majesty of nature again soothes the soul.