Come to the Emerson’s Galleria Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, and celebrate the return of oil painter Beth Loftin to the Bozeman art scene. Beaucoup Gallery & Framing will be featuring Loftin’s paintings along with a selection of original paintings by Livingston artist Brad Bunkers.
A featured artist at Chaparral Fine Art on Main Street for 15 years, Loftin creates distinctive portraits of turn-of-the-century pioneer folk, ranch hands and Native Americans. Nostalgic themes and bold use of color remain hallmarks of her captivating style, and while many of Loftin’s new paintings celebrate private moments at the end of the work day, she continues her compelling exploration of the uneasy merging of settler and Native cultures. Loftin has created a series of bronze sculptures — from an iconic study of a bucking bronco to a tender portrait of a mother and child — which will also be on display at Beaucoup. She continues to be represented by Chaparral Fine Art’s online gallery, at www.chaparralfineart.com.