I’m a political cartoonist and fine artist who lives in western Montana. I have a BA degree from Angelo State University, where I majored in art and studied painting under Dr. Otis Lumpkin. In college I developed an interest in modern art and cubism in particular.
Cowboys are part of my ancestry. My great grandfather was a real cowboy in north Texas. My uncle was a cowboy, saddle maker, and silversmith in Arizona. I’ve long held an interest in western art, but I have no desire to repeat the usual nostalgia that continues to get painted. Instead, I combine cubism and futurism to make the western themes new again.
My goal is to paint memorable images that allow viewers to decide what they’re seeing. My paintings partially depend on the viewers’ own point of view.
— Ben Garrison