Artist biography for A.M. Stockhill artwork by A.M. Stockhill

AM Stockhill specializes in richly textured painting surfaces, and warm, earth-inspired tones. Of special interest to AM are the subtle variations in colors and textures created by the "Rock Wall" series and the timeless spirit created by the integration of old book pages into paintings, as in the "Book Series". Books that have lost their intrinsic value due to damage are preferred. Old Western novels, history books, and other papers from the past help portray the passage of time. AM is especially drawn to painting the spirit of the subject, its beauty, passion and power. The applications of many thin layers of pigment are used to create a sense of depth. “Many of my paintings require twenty to thirty individual glazes of pigment in order to obtain the luminosity and emotional impact that I seek.”



Shows:



2013 CM Russell Show, Great Falls, MT



2013 Park City Fine Art, Park City, UT



2012 "Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT



2011 "Summit for Parkinson's Auction", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT



2011 "The Young and the Restless", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT



2011 "Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT, People's Choice Award



2009 "Horse Country", Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA



2008 RARE Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY



2008 Treasure State Invitational Art Auction, People's Choice Award



2007 Whooping Crones Gallery, Missoula, MT



2007 Sandpiper Gallery, Polson, MT



2007 The Loft Gallery, Whitefish, MT (solo show)



2007 Stone Gallery (group show), Kalispell MT



2006 Treasure State Invitational Art Auction



2005-2007 Human Artefakts (traveling group show - USA, Germany, New Zealand)



Publications:



2012 Best of Worldwide Abstract and Mixed Media Artists



2009 Southwest Art Magazine-April edition



2008 Farm Friends, a children's book written by Anna Roan



Artistic Director:



2008 Pimlico Group's production of Doubt, Missoula, MT






Education and Workshops:



BA, University of Montana, Fine Art



Lian Zhen, Chinese watercolor, 2009



Alvaro Castagnet, watercolor, 2009



Joseph Zbucvik, watercolor, 2008



Rusti Warner, oil, 2008



Gary Greene, colored pencil, 2006



Skip Lawrence, acrylic, 2005



Joanne Simpson, color theory, 2003



Ken Hansen, watercolor, 2003