Josh Elliott was born in Great Falls, MT in 1973 and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Helena. He was raised to appreciate art and is a third generation artist. His grandfather studied with Grant Wood and dabbled in all sorts of artistic pursuits. His Father, wildlife artist Steve Elliott, gave up a successful career as an ER doctor to become a full-time artist. Josh’s father taught and encouraged him. Josh learned the importance of painting from life and discovered his passion for painting outdoors. He sees his outdoor paintings as a reaction to what is in front of him, and feels they act as exercise to sharpen his skills. He considers his studio paintings to be a culmination of everything he has learned from painting out, combined with his own artistic interpretation. Josh says, “A good painting, to me, is Nature’s truth filtered through the artist.”
He participates in many shows including: The Prix de West at the National Cowboy Museum, American Masters at Salmagundi Club in New York City, Maynard Dixon Country, and Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum. At the Quest for the West, Josh won the “Palette Award” in 2008 and the “Artist’s Choice Award” in 2011. He was awarded the “Edith Hamlin Award” at Maynard Dixon Country in 2007.
Claggett Rey Gallery
Medicine Man Gallery
Simpson Gallagher Gallery
A.L. Swanson Gallery