Wisconsin native, Tom Uttech paints outside of Milwaukee in his converted barn-studio. The gallery has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the artist since his first exhibition here in 1990. His beautiful paintings feed our expectations of the wilderness, one that is both raw and wild, familiar and welcoming. Uttech's world is one of waterways, shorelines, and tumbling rocks precariously perched within thickets of growth. His world is woven together with both imagined and real elements.
Acclaimed landscape painter, Tom Uttech receives inspiration from his many travels to Northern Minnesota, and the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. These large format photographs are a great compliment to his mystical paintings.
"Since these pictures are about nature and our role in it, the knowledge gained might grow into love of nature, and thus into concern for its well being. This concern could lead to action to protect nature and, therefore, ourselves. The best response to my paintings would be for you to…go straight to the wildest piece of land you can find and sit down to let it wash over you and tell you secrets." –Tom Uttech
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, OK; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ; Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI