Inspired by the style and
palette of American Impressionists, Clyde Aspevig's landscapes are
of the Western plains and the Rocky Mountains. Spring Melt
(1988) exemplifies his interest in recreating detailed
observations of shadows and fleeting moments of light. He uses
small, brightly colored dabs of paint and brush strokes without
the constraints of firm borders or outlines, typical of
Born near Rudyard,
Montana, Aspevig graduated from Eastern Montana College in 1976.
His works are included in the collections of the Pioneer Museum of
Corning, New York, Montana's Museum of the Rockies and Montana
Historical Society, and the Pioneer Museum of Colorado. Aspevig
is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 1994
Gold Medal in Oil at the National Academy of Western Art.