OPEN MEADOW, Oil on Panel, image 12 x 16" framed 18 x 22"
ISLAND PASTURE, Oil on Linen, 36 x 52"
LATE FALL, Oil on Linen, 48 x 48"
MORNING HAZE, Oil on Linen, 36 x 52"
Exuberant colored landscapes are the trademark of the nature-based painter, Rodger Bechtold. His painterly interpretations of place and moment offer an open, uplifting quality to his Midwestern countrysides and his liberated sense of color vitalizes each canvas. An accomplished landscape painter for over 30 years, Rodger Bechtold studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition, he studied with well-known painter, Wolf Kahn in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Mr. Kahn's invitation.
"I create landscape paintings that have a feeling of spaciousness beyond the limits of the canvas dimensions, charged with color, expressed with energy and seemingly effortless brushwork. But most of all I'm interested in communicating what it feels like to be there." -Rodger Bechtold
Selected Public Collections:
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Northern Trust Bank, Milwaukee, WI; Northern Trust Bank, Denver, CO; The Greenbrier, acquisition by Carlton Varney, White Sulphur Springs, WV; Arthur Andersen, Washington, D.C.; Charles Wm. Foster & Associates, Ltd., Chicago, IL; Hollister, Inc., Libertyville, IL; Heritage Insurance, Sheboygan, WI