Born and raised in rural southeastern Colorado, Michael Orne Untiedt maintains a studio in Denver. Through the color, brush strokes, and subject matter of his paintings, he examines the human predicament and its connections to the landscape. Traveling widely, he is a painter who sees with a Westerner’s eyes.
He was recently made an honorary captain by the Former Texas Ranger Foundation, Fredericksburg, Texas. for his historical paintings of the Texas Rangers. He was awarded the 2014 Art Committee Choice Award at the Briscoe Museum’s Night of Artist show and the 2014 Wells Fargo Gold Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming.
His work is represented by Settlers West Gallery, Tucson; Insight Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas; Sanders Galleries, Tucson, Arizona; West Lives On Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming; Mountain Trails Gallery, Park City, Utah; and Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, Utah.