Graham Flatt relies on distinctly unorthodox paint handling for his pastel and watercolor landscapes, along with the power of suggestion, to re-create the adventurous world of the American frontier. Flatt’s paintings portray a relationship between man and nature that few of us experience today. Cowboys and native Americans trek across vast landscapes. These lands are dwarfed by mountains and forests that are beset by mysterious mists, heavy snows, driving winds and unknown threats.
“I think the Old West was and still is timeless in terms of what it can offer and teach us about ourselves and the direction in which we’re headed,” says the artist.