Painting from life challenges me as an artist to concentrate every sensory nerve of the information in front of me. I absorb it all, from sight to sound to scent, from temperature to atmosphere - I recreate my experience by channeling those feelings from head and heart to hand, through paint, onto canvas.

My journey as an artist is to share my vision and experience of the natural world and its many marvels. My goal is to couple my knowledge of art history and the learned disciplines of skilled technique with all the emotion I feel "in the moment" when I am painting - to capture that moment of intense awareness for the viewer to experience and enjoy as I did.

In both my field studies and my studio paintings, I invite the observer to journey with me into a world of total sensory awareness of the countless wonders and manifold expressions of nature. - Jake Gaedtke

Jake Gaedtke

Above and Beyond

Oil on Linen

Framed 28" x 20"

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Jake Gaedtke

Long Way Down

Oil on Panel

Framed 24" x 28"

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Jake Gaedtke

Dancing in the Moonlight

Oil on Panel

Framed 9" x 12"

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Jake Gaedtlke

Absaroka Autumn

Oil on Linen

Framed 20" x 28"

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Jake Gaedtke

Thundering Mist (Study)

Oil on Panel

Framed 12" x 12"

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Jake Gaedtke

Thundering Mist

Oil on Panel

Framed 24"x 24"

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Jake Gaedtke

Into the Deep

Oil on Linen

Framed 18" x 18"

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Jake Gaedtke

Morning Shadows

Oil on Linen

Framed 14" x 18"

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Jake Gaedtke

Child of Calamity

Oil on Linen

Framed 24"x 24"

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