01 Jan Milhomme, Denis
Born 1954 in Lowell, Massachusetts; lives in Three Rivers, California
2021, oil, 24 x 32 inches
My wife Lorene and I have long lived in the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains near Sequoia National Park in central California. This hike along the Kaweah River close to home is as pretty as it gets with billowing clouds casting shadows across the autumn landscape. This is my favorite moment of that day and hope you enjoy the beauty as much as we did.
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 Ultimate 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
2018 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Small Works, Great Wonders, Buyers’ Choice Award
2011 Autry Museum of the American West, Masters of the American West, Montgomery Frames Award
2006 National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Best Landscape and Top 100 (also 2002, 1997, 1994, 1993, 1991)
2005 La Quinta Arts Festival Award of Merit
2005 St. George Art Festival, First Place Award (also 1993, 1991, 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, 1990)
Art of the West
Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, Arizona