David Graham is an emerging Western and Wildlife artist whose depictions of the West spring to life through his creations on canvas.
David was born in Miles City, MT during the time his family was operating a ranch in the Powder River area east of Miles City.
His family's deep roots in the western way of life have greatly influenced David's art and have nurtured his interest in the land
since his very early years. His passion to paint the people, wildlife, and scenery of the West comes not only from the aesthetic
beauty that captivates him, but also from his love and interest for the land's history and culture.
After several years of balancing his art endeavors with time spent working on the ranch, David decided to make a change. In January
of 2008, he took the plunge and began painting full-time. In 2010, his work was presented and accepted in a Jackson Hole, Wyoming
gallery. At the same time David turned more to his love of nature and expanded his art to include more Wildlife scenes.
Since then he has spent an increasing amount of time researching and photographing Wildlife in Montana and Wyoming.
lives in rural eastern Montana. When he is not at the easel he is enjoying the great outdoors that Montana has to offer.
He looks forward the most to his time spent gathering research material. Whether riding horseback in the Badlands, or hiking
a quiet, mountain trail, it is his love of the land of the West that drives and motivates him in his work as a painter. David's
faith in God also maintains an important place in his life. He is perpetually swept away by the beauty of God's creation.
He feels blessed to be able to share what he has seen and experienced. It is his goal that others may experience the same enjoyment
through his art.
Left: David and his Dad
Above: The first cow/calf pair David's parents owned when they were building their herd in
the early 80's.
Right: David's Grandfather in Colorado in the 1950's.
Above: David's great great grandparents's stone ranch house and horses saddled. New Mexico Territory. Late 1800's.
All images and text copyright David Graham 2014. All Rights Reserved.
Throughout David's college years and beyond, he worked side by side with his father, who was managing a large southeastern Montana
ranch. This time offered David unforgettable memories and provided first-hand knowledge of the subject matter in his paintings.
Above: David in Fall of 2010