The Art of Rusty Frentner
Rusty Frentner grew up in the countryside of southeastern Michigan surrounded by a rich landscape filled with wild animals and the beauty of nature. Every day, he would ride his horse through still woods and meadows and observe the natural world in all its untamed beauty. While other children were content with gifts of toys, Rusty wanted only art supplies so he could portray the wildlife and nature that so intriqued him.
As an adult, he pursued his interest in art, becoming a technical illustrator. Always keenly interested in wildlife, he searched out workshops offered by experienced wildlife artists to improve his fine art technique. From his studies with such well-known wildlife artists such as Lee Cable and Kalon Baughan, Rusty has been able to refine his talents and achieve notable success. After many years of hard work, Rusty is receiving national attention for his art.
Rusty currently lives on five wild acres an hour from Detroit. He is blessed to have, “Lots of birds, a few owls, pheasants, quail and deer.” He loves nothing more than to spend the day outdoors, observing the wildlife around him and doing field studies. Rusty works primarily in acrylics now and says he enjoys the discipline of painting detailed art from nature. Recently he has been experimenting with graphite pencil drawings. His fascination with wildlife combined with his talent, dedication and persistence makes his works of art truly collectible.