Dustin Van Wechel

b. 1974



Wildlife pastel painting, commercial art

Dustin Van Wechel, b. 1974

Since leaving an eight year career in advertising to pursue fine art on a full time basis, Dustin Van Wechel has focused on wildlife painting. As a young boy growing up in Arizona, trips with his father into the high country instilled a deep love of the mountains and appreciation for nature, the environment and the animals.

His drawing skills, bold, painterly brushwork and strong sense of design have been influenced by wildlife artists Carl Rungius, Bob Kuhn, Tucker Smith and Ken Carlson.