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 National Museum of Wildlife Art 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.
"Moose occupy a special place in the culture, Spiritual beliefs, and the hearts of our People - having a similar importance in our Woodland life-way as the Buffalo in the life-way of the Plains Peoples. And they are such good Moms! So fiercely protective and ever-watchful. Placing this Mother and her children at Oxbow Bend gave me the opportunity to paint one of my favorite subjects, in one of my favorite settings, in my favorite Season."