The Vikings (129)

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Montyne’s knowledge of history was apparent by the many subjects he used to create a work of art. The Vikings were Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates. Modern views of the Vikings as violent intrepid adventurers have been romanticized through the ages, taking root in the 18th century. In texts such as the Icelandic Sagas, the phrase “To go Viking” …

Bull Fighter In Red(126)

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This is a popular subject by the artist. Montyne created five paintings in this subject. While performing his famous hand-balancing act in Mexico, he became interested in the native culture. Montyne studied bull fighting, while sometimes actually fighting a bull with the famous cape. The artist was so inspired by this tradition that he handcrafted a bullfighters outfit for his …

Bound For Glory (124)

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Original oil painting. Painted in Sparks, Nevada – 1986. The focus on this subject was the water. This would unknowingly be one of Montyne’s last commissions. The artists’ stepson Tony Evans asked Montyne to create this work in his home. This is one of Montyne’s themes, if not his passion, belief, and artistic principals. The Spanish Galleon, a former large …

Black Moonlite (61)

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Original oil painting. Painted on pressed board. A one of a kind work for Montyne. Created in Portland, Oregon – 1966 for his mother. This work is done in airbrush and paintbrush. Although the artist stays simple in a naturalistic style, the colour still reaches out to the ‘innocent-eye’ and plays with our imagination.

Tinkerbelle (59)

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Original oil painting. Painted in Portland, Oregon – 1957. Done in the classic Montyne style. The attention to little details are striking. Observe the water droplets on the green leafs and they almost jump out from the canvas. His knowledge of the human body plays an important part in the harmony of this painting. The purity and innocence of Tinkerbelle …

Geronimo In Red (46)

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This subject was used for two paintings: Geronimo in Red and Geronimo in Blue. The history on Geronimo is filled with tears. A leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands, began his revenge after a company of Mexican soldiers killed his mother, wife, and three children in …

Horn Blower (31)

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Original oil painting. Painted in Portland, Oregon – 1962. This work was inspired by the native Hawaiian culture when Montyne was touring the Islands while performing his dangerous hand-balancing act. This painting symbolized the power of man to age with wisdom. Man will dominate his environment, but it is the environment that he will always depend on. The seashell depicts …

Old Sea Captain (1)

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Original oil painting. Painted in Portland, Oregon – 1962. This work demonstrates the artist’s ability to master many disciplines. The style and technique is wonderful, you can see the attention placed on detail. This work is also one of the few pieces that the artist signed with his birth name. There are only two paintings created in this unique style. …

Art Makes Us Immortal

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Montyne. It is said that many artist suffer dearly by living a life denied of its simplest necessities. Genius makes the foolish choice to sacrifice their lives during the pursuit of discovery, creativity and art.  The artist is more often frowned upon as a dreamer, rather than as the hands of civilization, and perhaps the true reason why we are …

Art Makes Us Immortal

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Montyne. It is said that many artist suffer dearly by living a life denied of its simplest necessities. Genius makes the foolish choice to sacrifice their lives during the pursuit of discovery, creativity and art.  The artist is more often frowned upon as a dreamer, rather than as the hands of civilization, and perhaps the true reason why we are …