Western painter G. Russell Case is inspired by nature, but he places little value on literal translations. His sweeping, idealized versions of the Western landscape are compositions that combine the beauty of the natural world with the rich imagination and originality of an artist’s mind. Yet Case’s work is simple, pure and fresh. His painting draws in the viewer and delivers timeless landscapes created by shadow and light, of immense vistas punctuated by jagged mountains and inhabited by lonesome cowboys and American Indians.
Case has won numerous awards including Best of Show and First Place Oil Painting at the Phippen Museum Western Art Show, and First Place at the Southwest Art Magazine Artists to Watch show. At the Maynard Dixon Country exhibition, he has racked up a pile of honors including Best of Show, People’s Choice, Artists’ Choice, the 2004 Golden Thunderbird Award for Best of Show, and the 2005 Edith Hamlin Award. At the Coors Western Art Exhibit, he was the featured artist in 2010 and awarded Best of Show in 2012.
Case is married to Susanne, and they have three children: Taylee (Nick Winder), Morgan and Cooper. He also is a proud grandpa to Afton Winder.