John DeMott

b. 1954

John DeMott


Frontier-Indian figure, wildlife


John De Mott

Working from a studio on an 18-acre ranch near Loveland, Colorado, John DeMott paints depictions of wildlife, Indians, and frontier figures in landscapes. His style, which he calls Historical Realism, combines Impressionism and Realism and includes Northern Plains Indians and figures from the American West from the 1850s to the turn-of-the century.

He uses Native American models and simulates those early days by standing in the path of stampeding buffalo, participating in 1880-style shoot outs, and spending time on Civil War battlefields. He usually works on several paintings at once, moving from one canvas to the next.