Kyle Ploehn is an artist, illustrator and writer living in Billings Montana. He likes to spend the few hours he isn't painting hiking the mountains of Montana.
I’ve always loved Chickadees. They’re happy birds that seem to defy the seasons themselves with their year-round sightings and whistled call. In this three piece series I wanted to convey that steadfastness of a beautiful bird seen rain or shine all year round. The first painting represents the cold months of fall and winter. The second shows the flowering buds of the first spring morning and the third the sun shines bright as summer fades again to fall. I like to think of Chickadees as reflection of the people who choose to live and love 'harder' places like Montana. Despite the chaotic and sometimes downright bipolar weather Montana can get, those chickadees are still singing outside our windows. It hasn't been much clearer than this winter as we jump from feet of snow into spring conditions, never sure if that next gust of wind will bring more sun or snow... But it's comforting to know that regardless of what the weather will do, those Chickadees (and the folks of Montana) are going to be out under that big sky, enjoying it all.The originals are still available, three 6 x 12 for $200.Prints are available. Contact me at [email protected], if you’re interested in purchasing a print or visit my website http://kyleploehnart.blogspot.com