Chad Poppleton, a resident of Cache Valley Utah, has been passionate about art and the outdoors for as long as he can remember. His interest began while on the farm and ranch with his father and grandfather working with animals understanding their attitudes, behaviors, and confirmations. Chad’s father, also an artist, taught him how to draw and look at things with an artist’s eye.
Hunting, fishing, riding colts, and exploring in the mountains has molded his relationship with nature. “Interpreting the behavior and character of each animal in its natural environment is the motivation for my work. Studying, sketching, life painting, and observing behavior helps me to find their characteristics and relay that into the canvas.”