Bart, a native of Oregon is a self-taught artist who first discovered his talent while attempting to amuse his son by drawing cartoon characters. World-renowned wildlife artist Dave Bartholet has been Bart’s inspiration and mentor. “Dave has been my friend, coach and teacher. Not only a world class artist, he understands the business and is a great business man.” Bart credits Dave for having been his inspiration but he says that his commitment, determination, and perseverance are his driving forces.
Bart uses a wide variety of mediums when creating his paintings including watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, colored pencil and graphite but he admits that he is drawn to graphite as his first preference. " I would not give up my pencil for anything. It allows me to express shades, shadows and remarkable detail like none other ".
He photographs his own reference material and has a passion for wildlife, birds and nautical themes. He looks for characteristics that he can express in his paintings and drawings that will allow his viewers to enter the story. Bart's work is featured in a book titled Artists Of The West which was released in May of 2008 and on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute. You can find Bart's collection on display at various galleries , malls and other retail establishments.
Information provided by the artist, artbybart.net