Theodore Waddell

Theodore Waddell

"Whether Waddell is studying the changing seasons, animals as individuals, or the later figures, one can see his magic in his reverence for nature and celebration of paint. He is a painter's painter: strong hearted, sure handed, and high spirited" says Jennifer Complo McNutt, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN. Growing up in the vastness of the West, horses had a direct impact on his life from early on, and he likens his first experience as a young boy riding with a neighbor to traveling on a massive ship. With rough marks and elegant strokes, he captures the elements of the great plains and the horses that inhabit them. Time and movement are implied rather than defined and the rugged surfaces of his canvases imply toughness, freedom, and perseverance with a true reverence for his world. Theodore Waddell's paintings have been acquired by many museums including, the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. His work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, and he was the Featured Artist at the 2013 Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium as well as for the Denver Art Museum 2012 book, “Elevating Western American Art.”

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