Joel Ostlind was raised in Wyoming, went to the University of Wyoming and traveled around working as a cowboy on ranches. He married Wendy in Texas. They started a family in Montana and were back in Wyoming in time for their two children, Emilene and Jake, to start school. Ostlind’s work progressed from sketching in the evening, a life-long habit, to full time etching, drawing and painting in a studio outside of Big Horn, Wyoming. He was the featured artist at the Coors Western Art Exhibit at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. His work is included in John T. Ordemans’s book, The American Sporting Prints: 20th Century Etchers and Drypointitsts (2007), and in the permanent collection of the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson, Wyoming, as well as the private collections of many wonderful people.
Click on the images below to view Joel Ostlind's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
To represent wildlife truly wild it helps to think back to a time before. I turned back the clock for this painting, but in it the buffalo move forward and are 'Headed Towards Spring' .