Great Falls MT
I work in the fine art of batik and enjoy doing realistic and contemporary pieces in a wide variety of subject matter. The dyes provide me an opportunity to produce vivid colors and contrasts in each work.
Echo is a native Montanan and has been interested in art for as long as she can remember. Her favorite classes throughout school involved drawing and design. She has never taken classes in batik and has learned through trial and error.
Echo has chosen fine art batik because she enjoys the manipulation of the medium, the complex layering effects, and the sometimes unexpected, yet interesting outcomes in each work of art. Her preferred subject matter is drawn from history and the beauty of the state of Montana. She often uses historical photographs because they evoke emotion and are an excellent historical record of a changing world. The human face is an interesting combination of planes of color, shadows and highlights which can be effectively rendered in batik.
Echo’s batiks are in collections across the United States and Canada and her work has been accepted into numerous fine art auctions including: the C.M. Russell Auction, the Yellowstone Art Museum Auction, the Holter Museum Auctions and the Paris Gibson Square Museum Auction.
Echo’s work has been in exhibitions at the C.M. Russell Museum, the Hockaday Museum and numerous galleries. She has participated in the Out West Art Show and Auction in Great Falls, Montana, the Phippen Art Show in Prescott, Arizona, among others. She is honored to be one of the artists in the Timeless Legacy Show: Women Artists of Glacier National Park in August 2016 and 2017 at the Hockaday Museum. Echo’s awards include first place, Mixed Media, Phippen Art Show 2016 and third place, Mixed Media, Phippen Art Show 2015.
Echo has had articles about her work in Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, Cowboys and Indians, Signature Montana, among other regional and state publications. She is represented by numerous galleries throughout the United States.