Saturday, January 15, 2011
Off the beaten path...Artist Bill Ohrmann
Today the temperatures rose above freezing so we jumped in the car, popped in a Grateful Dead tape and drove to a small town called Drummond in western Montana. We headed to Bill Ohrmann's gallery just south of Drummond in the Flint Creek Valley.
Bill is 91 years old and still a working artist. When he retired from ranching at the age of 71 yrs. old he took up painting and sculpting.
Bill is a self taught artists and considers his work as Outsider art. When looking at his work you know how he feels about nature and mankind's affect on nature.
I enjoyed how he has quotes from Buddha, Kipling, Thoreau...above his paintings. Some of his work even has the quotes painted right on the canvas.
Bill said "What is in my heart when I paint a picture, is as simple as hoping we can save part of the natural world."
Bill is such an inspiration! It shows you are never to old to be creative.
If you are ever in western Montana make a point to find your way to Drummond and Bill Ohrmann's gallery.