Knudson’s works on display at Capitol
The North Dakota Council on the Arts, along with the offices of Gov. Jack Dalrymple and first lady Betsy Dalrymple, is exhibiting the works of Towner, N.D., artist Andrew Knudson at the Capitol building in Bismarck during April, May and June.
Knudson’s works are on display in the governor’s ground floor and first floor offices, the first lady’s fourth floor office, and the attorney general’s first floor office.
This is part of an ongoing program between the NDCA and the offices of the governor and first lady. Artists looking to represent their region with art work placed in the offices of the governor and first lady can submit a brief resume along with photographs or slides of their work to the North Dakota Council on the Arts, 1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6, Bismarck, ND 58503. Artists are selected for quarterly display.
Knudson is a born-and-raised North Dakotan, and his strong roots and love of the Northern Plains reflect in his artwork including modern working cowboys and an array of wildlife. Knudson works from experience as a former champion rodeo cowboy and present avid outdoorsman.
“My most popular work for the past several years has been my oil paintings on turkey feathers,” he said. “They are hand-painted with small, soft brushes, then matted and framed under glass to ensure their longevity.”
He said they are primarily wildlife images, “but I paint anything on a feather by request.” Past custom feather paintings have included portraits, cars, buildings, rodeo images and a lot of dogs.
Knudson works out of his “Plains Perspective Studio/Gallery” in Towner. He specializes in custom artwork in any medium, from portraits to murals. For more information, visit www.plainsperspective. com or contact Knudson at (701) 537-5343, or email an drewknudson@hotmail. com.