The Native American Dancers are the most beautiful thing ever.   Their culture was a very beautiful thing.  We were all hunters and warriors and gatherers before the wheat revolution about 10,000 years ago.    For a hundreds of thousands of years or more we whites had lived our lives much like the Native Americans did.  I wonder if our way of life was torn from us abruptly and condemned in much the same way.

I like to use artwork from that great painters and photographers of the past I use their work as under-paintings.   I have learned much about layout and design by doing this.  I am always looking for great images to paint from and I collect them.  One day I will do more paintings of my own.  The Elk on mosquito Creek was from a place near Teton Village this is all created by me.

Artwork By Donald Matteson