Roger Ore, born 1950, is a native of Utah and a painter of western panoramas. His oil paintings depict the beauty of the Colorado and Wyoming mountain ranges. In his art, Roger lavishes attention on distant sky dramas while painting the foreground in even greater detail. Wildlife, mountain men, and Native Americans are often included as subjects when Roger goes beyond the already impressive landscapes.
Ore took a liking to the western landscape at an early age and painted and sculpted during his school years, winning awards and scholarships to several colleges and universities.
Influenced by the art of Wilson Hurley, Tucker Smith, and Frank McCarthy, he studied with several artists including Veloy Eaton and Stuart Heimdal, working to improve the lines in his paintings by giving them a softer touch.
"I’ve taken a real interest in trying to capture the moods of the weather and the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains, especially the Tetons," says the artist.
Roger Ore can often be found finding inspiration in the Tetons of Wyoming, the Wasatch and Uintah mountains of Utah, or the Elk Mountains of Colorado. There, he studies the landscapes and cloud formations as well as the native wildlife and vegetation. Occasionally he recreates one of the many real-life situations he has encountered and photographed at Indian pow-wows, mountain men rendezvous, and black powder shoots. Roger Ore also utilizes a large collection of accumulated historical information about the subjects of his paintings.