Born and raised in rural southeastern Colorado, Michael Ome Untiedt maintains a studio in Denver. Visiting various locations, he studies the history, stories and mythologies of the people living in the area and then incorporates this into imagery that a twenty first century psychology can identify with. Through the color, brush strokes, and symbolic subject matter of his paintings, he attempts to examine the human predicament and its connections to legacy and heritage.
Michael has participated in numerous shows including The Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West, The Russell Art Show and Sale, Settlers West Miniatures Show and Great American West Show, Western
Masters Art Show and Auction, and the Masters in Montana. In 2005 he received the Tuffy Berg Award at the CM Russell Auction of Original Art. In 2014 he was awarded the Committees Choice Award at the Briscoe Museum Night of the Artists Show and Sale, the Wells Fargo Gold Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Sale and Auction, and People’s Choice Award at the Brinton Museum 6 x 6 Show in Sheridan, WY.
His work may be viewed on his web site, www.michaelomeuntiedt.com, and at the following galleries: Insight Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX and Sanders Art Galleries, Tucson, AZ.