Josh Elliott Art Book of the New West Spring/Summer 2007
Mountains to Desert: A Versatile Artist
By Jaime Lynn Gould
Reprinted courtesy of ArtBook of the New West, Spring/Summer 2007
Josh Elliott, Barracks Canyon, Oil on panel, 10" x 20"
To capture the true environment around us, not glorified, not painted for others but for oneself, is an enlightened path for an artist. Josh Elliott paints the landscape the way he sees it. Desolate and cold or sunny with soft, purple shadows under sparse desert growth, Elliott teaches the viewer beauty is everywhere. Whether a modest home in Coolidge, Arizona or a remote farm in Radersburg, Montana, Elliott captures the symphony of color, light, and shadow that transforms the ordinary into a place of beauty.