By This Artist
|LR Montgomery’s Northwest paintings reveal a personal philosophy to create uplifting images that generate a feeling of well-being and reflect the beauty of God’s creation. He paints the ever-changing light of our Northwest natural areas with emotion and color. His environmental landscapes bring the ambiance and memories of our boundless outdoor experiences right into our homes, work places, and recreational abodes.Montgomery’s oils, watercolors, woodblocks, etchings and drawings are found in the collections of corporations, private individuals, environmental groups, museums, and educational institutions throughout the USA, Europe, Russian, China, Africa and Japan. He is influenced by Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh and Sorolla.
Awards include Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition Purchase, The Artist’s Magazine National Art Competition Finalist, Artistry In Wood Featured Artist, and Valley Art Center First Place. Montgomery has been featured in Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living, The Spokesman Review, Columbia Basin Herald, Silver Valley Voice, Signals, and Northwest Profiles KSPS, Public Television.
His works are in the collections of Group Health Cooperative, City of Spokane, Layola Marymount University, Washington State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Spokane Eye Clinic, former US Congressman George Nethercutt, and Coffman Labs. Montgomery has produced signed limited editions etchings and print images for organizations such as The Museum of Arts & Culture (The MAC), St. Georges School, The Friends of Manito, The Dishman Hills Conservancy, and the Big Rock Natural Area.
LR Montgomery lives with his wife Carole and their Sheltie. He enjoys riding the family horses and has a reputation as horse whisperer.