When it comes to painting, it's about the process for me.
Releasing the paint to do it as it will.
Reacting rather than controlling.
I have always preferred the landscape because there is so much to react to.
I hope the viewer can place one’s self in the painting and travel it.
It is the viewer that finishes the painting.
The paint reacts to my strokes.
I react to what's happening on the canvas.
The viewer then reacts to the finished piece.
It's more about the process than an image.
Born in 1961 in the small town of Rigby Idaho and soon after relocated to Roy, Utah. His earliest artistic influence came from his mother, Sandra Ashby, a professional watercolorist, from whom he learned the basics of fine art. Rett continues to experiment and hone his own style. He's influenced by textures, his surroundings and the hard and soft lines found in landscapes. The art of framing and music also influence his artwork. Rett currently lives in Provo, Utah with his wife Pauline.