Dwayne Brech Biography

Born in 1946 in southern Minnesota, Dwayne moved to Colorodo in 1971 to work for Western Horseman Magazine.  After a fulfilling 27-year career as illustrator/art director, he left the magazine to devote his time and energy to painting.  His art is recognized beyond the pages of Western Horseman in various exhibits, galleries, and private collections.  In 1998 he had the privilege of being one of three judges for the annual Cowboy Artists of America show.

The experience at the magazine provided invaluable material for his paintings.  Interaction with horsemen of every influence from amateur to professional has allowed him to thoroughly research the horse world.  He enjoys pack trips, trail rides, visiting ranches, and though not a "cowboy," he has a passion for portraying the cowboy life and life in the West.  He also enjoys painting wildlife and landscapes.  "My goal is to present these subjects accurately, and with emotion, and to provide my collectors with more than value" a work of art they can ?live? with."

One of the most positive forces in Dwayne?s work has been his devotion to painting on location.  "Art instruction provides the fundamentals necessary for an artist to make judgements regarding his approach and technique.  Beyond that, it takes getting outdoors to observe color, lighting conditions, and atmosphere.  I have found that being there, where the scene influences me, enables me to put believability in my work.  The mood present at the scene becomes the heart of the finished piece."