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The Fine Art of Dustin Van Wechel

“Painting wildlife provides a well of opportunity to communicate not only my personal experiences and perceptions of my subjects but also provides a window into understanding what moves me as an artist and who I am as a person.” 

Biography

BIOGRAPHY
Dustin Van Wechel, b. 1974, United States

Since leaving a successful eight year career in advertising to pursue fine art on a full time basis, Dustin Van Wechel has been poised to ascend to the top in the genre of wildlife painting. As a young boy growing up in Arizona, trips with his father into the high country instilled a deep love of the mountains and appreciation for nature, the environment and the animals.

Influenced by such iconic wildlife artists as Carl Rungius, Bob Kuhn, Tucker Smith and Ken Carlson, it is clear Van Wechel has a very thorough understanding of his subject matter in addition to excellent drawing skills, bold, painterly brushwork and a strong sense of design.

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In a recent article in Western Art Collector Van Wechel says, “Painting wildlife provides a well of opportunity to communicate not only my personal experiences and perceptions of my subjects but also provides a window into understanding what moves me as an artist and who I am as a person.” He adds, “I choose to paint wildlife because this is what gets me most excited about painting. I find inspiration everywhere, but it’s in wildlife and landscapes where I am most driven to paint.”

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Dustin Van Wechel

Denali Dallings

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

Framed: 37.75h x 31.75w in

vand080

$ 7,500.00

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Dustin Van Wechel

One Stellar Jay

oil on linen

11h x 14w in

vand091

$ 2,400.00

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Dustin Van Wechel

Arctic Ghosts

oil on canvas

24h x 36w in

vand090

SOLD

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Dustin Van Wechel

Berry Intent

oil on canvas

11h x 14w in

vand087

SOLD

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Dustin Van Wechel

Trekking Greys

oil on canvas

30h x 24w in

vand089

SOLD

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Dustin Van Wechel

The Savage

oil on canvas

24h x 18w in

Framed: 32h x 26w in

vand088

SOLD

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Dustin Van Wechel

Workin' Whistlepig

oil on canvas

20h x 16w in

Framed: 25h x 21w in

vand086

SOLD

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Dustin Van Wechel

Denali Dallings

oil on linen

30h x 24w in

Framed: 37.75h x 31.75w in

vand080

$ 7,500.00

Dustin Van Wechel

One Stellar Jay

oil on linen

11h x 14w in

vand091

$ 2,400.00

Dustin Van Wechel

Arctic Ghosts

oil on canvas

24h x 36w in

vand090

SOLD

Dustin Van Wechel

Berry Intent

oil on canvas

11h x 14w in

vand087

SOLD

Dustin Van Wechel

Trekking Greys

oil on canvas

30h x 24w in

vand089

SOLD

Dustin Van Wechel

The Savage

oil on canvas

24h x 18w in

Framed: 32h x 26w in

vand088

SOLD

Dustin Van Wechel

Workin' Whistlepig

oil on canvas

20h x 16w in

Framed: 25h x 21w in

vand086

SOLD

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