Tom Uttech‘s painting OKWANIM (901), oil on linen, framed to 45 1/2 x 49″ is a quintessential example of his work. The seemingly straightforward subject: a landscape with animals; is ethereal and mysterious on closer viewing. What is making the shadows in the depths of the water? Is there a mythical figure hidden in the painterly clouds? How many wolves are actually in the painting? Uttech’s patient application of many layers of paint over a long period of time makes possible the subtle light, meticulous detail, and magical sensibility this Midwestern master is known for. OKWANIM is featured on the cover of our soon to be out catalog Boreal Conversations.
View the Tom Uttech exhibition online here.