Dustin Van Wechel2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
About the Artist
Dustin Van Wechel left a successful eight-year career in the advertising industry to pursue his true passion, fine art, full time. Since then, his work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., including one-man shows and major art exhibitions. He has earned numerous distinctions, including the 2004 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art competition and the 2006 Arts for the Park Wildlife and Teton Lodge Company Awards. He has received awards in several leading art publications, including The Artist's Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Drawing.
What artist inspires you? Why?
The list of artists that inspire me is long and varied. There's not one particular artist that I would say inspires me the most, but I do have my favorites. I find inspiration in other artists for a number of reasons; some because of the way they handle paint, or how they treat their subject matter. I find inspiration in others for their compositions or creativity. I even find inspiration in the way some artists deeply dedicate themselves to bettering their work.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
The idea for a new painting usually finds its beginnings in an experience I've had in the field, or sometimes it may come from a particular gesture of an animal I've photographed, or the light in a plein air painting I've done. Regardless, the idea always is born from my time spent outdoors.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
The most inspirational place I've visited lately is Custer State Park in South Dakota.