Welcome to Tightline Studio and the Art of Josh Udesen
Josh Udesen is an observant passerby of all things under an open sky. What he creates is simply a reflection of what he loves to do, how he sees the world and the places he spends time. His art encourages him to take time, stop and engage with the world around him. He hopes what he creates is both unique and personal because it combines a love of the natural world with an observational focus on detail, unique perspectives and color.
His primary focus is depicting fish, particularly trout. Whether fishing or art came first, his affection and affliction for catching fish translated to an artistic focus on the color, movement and intricacy of the fish he finds so fascinating. So often the commonplace is complex when you take a moment and actually look. As he developed his craft his focus expanded to include all the aspects of the world he finds so fascinating, from the intricacy of drawing details, to the reflections of water, to the landscapes he loves, to geometry of a bicycle, his art is a reflection of who he is. His art represents all the things you do not notice until you truly observe and come to the realization that even the minute can be a depiction of nature’s beauty.
When he is not painting, drawing or in the classroom teaching high school students you can likely find him casting a line, rowing a raft, skiing a glade, riding his bike, exploring the backcountry or teaching his daughter the benefit of sleeping under the stars.
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