John Potter was raised in Great Lakes country-on and off the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin-where he grew up with an abiding love for the Natural World in the forests of the Great Northwoods. After graduating from Utah State University with degrees in painting and illustration, he enjoyed an award-winning career as an illustrator before turning his attention solely to fine art. In 2008, he was honored by the Museum as the recipient of the first Robert Kuhn Award for best submission in artist's sketches. Potter's work hangs in private collections across the country and around the world. He maintains his home and studio in Red Lodge, Montana.
Click on the images below to view John Potter's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
A Child of the Tetons, Sketch
Child of the Tetons
I am constantly humbled and inspired by things that I've learned from our Elders and adopted into my own lifeway - among them, PATIENCE and GRATITUDE. The stories of our traditional, Spiritual interrelationship with the land and the wild things of the land include lessons that never lose their relevance - in fact, I believe they are increasingly more important. I am forever indebted to our Elders and to our wild relatives. They have all helped me to SEE more clearly - and more importantly, to LISTEN to the land - with my heart. This has become the foundation of all that I try to do in my work.