Artist Opening Reception: Cody Oldham
March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Come join us in the Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant for the opening show of works from artist, Cody Oldham. Admission is free. Complimentary beverages and snacks served.
My name is Cody Oldham and I am a fifteen-year-old wildlife and landscape painter. I’ve been painting since I was eleven years old. There is nothing else I would rather do.
I paint for hours every day, either in the studio or en plein air, always working to improve. Some paintings come out better than others, but I know that not every painting is going to be a masterpiece. I’m always pushing myself harder and trying new things. Experimentation is learning.
Living in the mountains of Colorado, I’m surrounded by vast landscapes which is inspiring to me. From the leaf on a tree to a dramatic mountain scene, my environment motivates me in many different ways. Every time I look at an animal’s face or into its eyes, I think of a new idea for a painting.
My mentors and heroes are Robert Bateman, John Banovich, James Gurney, Norman Rockwell, Frederic Remington, and Andrew Tischler. All these artists have helped me progress quickly in my painting and my career. My father, also an artist, is a huge influence. He helps me fine-tune many aspects of my paintings.
Every day I’m grateful to have the opportunity to learn more and express myself in my paintings.
See more of Cody’s work in his online gallery here.