Wyoming native Joel Ostlind is a self-taught artist who spent much of life herding cattle on horses throughout the American West. He holds degrees in Soil Science and Ranch Management, but always carried a sketchbook conveying his intimacy of the land with exquisite detail and authenticity.
In 1990 he signed up for a printmaking class at Sheridan College and built a home studio in the Big Horn Mountains. His drawings found new life as copper plate etchings depicting the full range of Western life – from Native American lodges to contemporary fly fisherman, telemark skiers and horses grazing under Wyoming skies.
Joel’s work has been featured in galleries, museums and exhibitions across the U.S. His prints were exhibited in a 2005 solo show at Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming. He was the Featured artist at the 2002 Coors Western Art Show and the subject of a 2005 article in Southwest Art magazine.