I prefer to paint the essence of my subject matter, capturing its strength, passion and beauty. I am fascinated by the possibilities and impact of combining texture with subject matter, and enjoy taking my work in new and unusual directions. I am drawn to subtle, earthy colors, and the unique timelessness that they convey in my subject matter.
AM Stockhill has always been drawn to the uniqueness and possibilities of art. AM began her path to a career in art while still in college, earning her Bachelors Degree in art at the University of Montana in 2005. During college she took many workshops in watercolor, and enjoyed discovering a passion for abstract art. She was fascinated by the opportunities presented by taking a non-traditional approach to painting, and found a way to incorporate the unusual into the western genre. AM has been working professionally as a contemporary western artist since graduation.
AM Stockhill specializes in richly textured painting surfaces, and warm, earth-inspired tones. AM's experimentation with texture adds a distinctive three-dimensional style to her work. Of special interest to AM are the subtle variations in colors and surfaces created in her "Rock Wall" series, in which she brings the appearance and feeling of stone into her backgrounds by the application of many layers of textural mediums. AM's "Woven" series signifies endurance in her technique of ripping canvas into strips before weaving them back together into a richly textured painting surface. Perhaps her most recognized technique is the timeless spirit created by the integration of old book pages into paintings, as in the "Book" series. Books that have lost their intrinsic value due to damage are preferred. Old Western novels, history books, and other papers from the past help portray the passage of time. AM is especially drawn to painting the spirit of the subject, its beauty, passion and power. The application of many thin layers of pigment are used to create a sense of depth, and build the luminosity and emotional impact that AM seeks.
AM's work has been featured in publications such as COWGIRL Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Mountain Living Magazine, 2012 Best of Worldwide Abstract and Mixed Media Artists and Poets of the American West, published in 2010, in which her painting graced the cover of the book.
AM currently exhibits her work in eight galleries throughout the west and southwest. She is represented by A Gallery Fine Art in Palm Desert, California, Altitude Gallery in Bozeman, Montana, Belleza Fine Art Gallery in Bisbee, Arizona, Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana, Frame Hut and Gallery in Billings, Montana, Park City Fine Art in Park City, Utah, RARE Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, and Whistler Village Fine Art in Whistler, B.C.
More of AM Stockhill's work can be seen at www.amstockhill.com
2015 "Cowgirl Up!" Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
2015 "Out West Art Show", Great Falls, MT
2014 "Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2014 CM Russell Western Masters Show, Great Falls, MY
2013 "Four Generations", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2013 "Young Guns", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2013 "Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2013 CM Russell Western Masters Show, Great Falls, MT
2012 CM Russell Western Masters Show, Great Falls, MT
2012 "Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2011 "Summit for Parkinson's Auction", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2011 "The Young and the Restless", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2011 "Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT, People's Choice Award
2009 "Horse Country", Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2008 RARE Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY
2008 Treasure State Invitational Art Auction, People's Choice Award
2007 Whooping Crones Gallery, Missoula, MT
2007 Sandpiper Gallery, Polson, MT
2007 The Loft Gallery, Whitefish, MT (solo show)
2007 Stone Gallery (group show), Kalispell MT
2006 Treasure State Invitational Art Auction
2005-2007 Human Artefakts (traveling group show - USA, Germany, New Zealand))
2004 Sandpiper Gallery
A Gallery Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Altitude Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Belleza Fine Art Gallery, Bisbee, AZ
Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
Frame Hut and Gallery, Billings, MT
Park City Fine Art,Park City, UT
RARE Gallery, Jackson, WY
Whistler Village Fine Art, Whistler, B.C.
2015 COWGIRL Magazine-"Women Artists, 9 of the Brightest Western Stars" article, March edition
2013 Mountain Living Magazine-Painting featured, page 79, November/December edition
2012 Best of Worldwide Abstract and Mixed Media Artists
2010 Poets of the American West-Cover painting
2009 Southwest Art Magazine- "Horse Power" article, April edition
2008 Farm Friends, a children's book written by Anna Roan
2008 Pimlico Group's production of Doubt, Missoula, MT
© AM Stockhill 2006-2016