Old Sea Captain (1)


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. The other is titled Morning Breakfast(2).


Horn Blower (31)


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 the simplistic bond that we all share with nature… Only a few ever retain this truth. This work is signed, Montyne Sudbury.


Black Moonlite (61)


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.


Bound for Glory (124)


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 3 or 4 masted ship, developed during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as a merchant vessel for commerce and war was the subject chosen by the artist. The Spanish Galleon resembled those of the oared galley; and they were built with emphasis on beauty. The colorful sails and detail to the haul made a Spanish Galleon very recognizable. Montyne completed this work in three days, as he was known for his promptness and ability to create works of art in record time. The two aspects Montyne concentrated on for this work was experience and a record of the past. Montyne wanted the viewer to feel the power, drama, and beauty of the Spanish Galleon, and at the same time, through the pure form – in the visual arts – the relationships among the colour, lines, and masses in space. But, truly it is the water in this work that is amazing. Montyne placed the Galleon on the crest of a wave, as the vessel was ‘Bound for Glory’. Through the water the viewer can see the haul of the ship, it is overcome by the power of nature. In Bound for Glory we see how man creates wonderful massive works of both necessity and beauty, and yet is still humbled by the forces of nature – or the hands of God…


The Vikings (129)


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Tinker Belle (59)


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 is felt by the artist genius. Everyone wants to touch a star, but only in our dreams. Paintings can be those dreams.


Geronimo in Red (46)


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Bull Fighter in Red (126)


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 balancing act. This painting was created in the mid seventies; the recipient is unknown. What is documented, is that the painting was rediscovered at an estate sale in Portland, Oregon. The painting was purchased by Norman Hosford for a mere $450.00. The painting is now part of the Montyne estate, as Mr. Hosford is Montyne’s brother in law. It was Mr. Hosford’s relationship with Montyne that made it possible for him to find such a wonderful treasure. The work is performed on canvas and mounted on stretcher-bars.