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"Shadows of the West" by Denis Milhomme

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"Shadows of the West" by Denis Milhomme

Shadows of the West
by Denis Milhomme

Thanks to director John Ford and actor John Wayne, Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation Reservation epitomizes what a good portion of the world thinks of when they imagine the American West. Contemporary landscape artist Denis Milhomme’s late afternoon vision Shadows of the West brings into focus all that nature and the Navajo culture have to offer in this magnificent and amazingly dramatic place.

“It is so vast and glorious here,” says Milhomme. “That’s how I think of the Navajo at the height of their civilization before the Europeans came, vast and glorious. Today, that civilization is a shadow of its former self, thus the title is something of a double entendre. Even the figure on horseback’s pose, and I have never put a human figure in one of my landscapes before, is meant to be reminiscent of James Earle Fraser’s End of the Trail.”

Milhomme’s Shadows of the West was the anchor work of his showing at the 2012 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale at The Autry National Center. As his introductory Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition Canvas, Shadows of the West is as collectible an example of the artist’s work there is, for it showcases how Milhomme’s intricate attention to detail can bring to life the magnificent splendor of this fabled and storied land.

"Shadows of the West" by Denis Milhomme

Sizing & Pricing:

Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 45 s/n. 36"w x 24"h.



About Denis Milhomme

Early childhood was spent in Massachusetts where he began his courtship with nature, enjoying the wooded landscape and nearby lake, it was natural to fall prey to the charm of the wilds.

After moving to California the call of nature landscapes intrigued his imagination to see if he could portray the beauty that he saw in the mountains and desert to others.  Denis employs his paint brush to bring to the viewer of his work that look of reality and vivid coloration that he so enjoys in his visits to the deserts of California and Arizona. He has been fortunate to achieve recognition for his efforts from different organizations such as ARTS FOR THE PARK, Best in Landscapes award 2006.  Painting shown in two museums in Az.  Tuscon Museum of Arts and Desert Caballeros Western Museum 2006. SAN DIMAS WESTERN ART SHOW silver medal winner 2005, LA QUINTA ARTS FESTIVAL award of merit 2005,SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL 1st place in oils 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1993, 1992 & 1990.   PHIPPENS ART SHOW in Arizona first place oils 1997, in 1993 best of show and 1st place, ST. GEORGE ART SHOW 1st place 2005, ST. PAUL'S WESTERN ART SHOW, chosen for the president's choice award 1996.  FALLBROOK REFLECTION OF NATURE ART SHOW, recipient of the 1st place award as well as being featured artist 1996, ARTS FOR THE PARK, winning the Franklin Mint Award in 1994.  Winning regional award in 1993.  He has been the recipient of the first place in popular vote at the DEATH VALLEY ART SHOW  for many years. In 1998 he was chosen the recipient of the Sid Burns, Artists' Artist Award.

He is a participant in the EITELJORG MUSEUM ART SHOW.and the SETTLERS WEST American Miniature Show and Great American West Show.  He is a participant in the  Autry Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition.  His works has been shown in the Small Works Great Wonders show in the National Cowboy Museum.  He was a participate in the Trail Sides Masters in Mini-Jackson Hole Mni Show invitational.

He is always learning, by plein air painting, reading and constantly looking at the sights around him.  He resides again in a wooded terrain, surrounded by the abundance of nature's beauty taking refuge in the sanctuary of a serene setting.

Denis enjoys painting, and after a day of some other activity he is anxious to return to his easel.  He is honored when his paintings are so well like that some one wants to place one in their residence, to allow one of his creations to become a focal point in their life.


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