Chad Poppleton Featured Artist


The Vision "Charlie Russell"

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Chad Poppleton, a resident of Cache Valley Utah, has been passionate about art and

the outdoors for as long as he can remember. His interest began while on the farm

and ranch with his father and grandfather working with animals understanding their

attitudes, behaviors, and confirmations. Chad’s father, also an artist, taught him

how to draw and look at things with an artist's eye.


Hunting, fishing, riding colts, and exploring in the mountains has molded his

relationship with nature. “Interpreting the behavior and character of each animal in

its natural environment is the motivation for my work. Studying, sketching, life

painting, and observing behavior helps me to find their characteristics and relay that

into the canvas.”


Chad studied at Utah State University directed by Glen Edwards and graduated with

a bachelor’s in Fine Art/ Illustration. Chad continues to study the classical tradition

of Master impressionists and renaissance period work.


These fine galleries represent Chad; Legacy Gallery -Jackson Hole, Wyoming;

Scottsdale, Arizona; Collectors Covey -Dallas, Texas; and Coeur d'Alene Galleries -

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.


In 2018 a life long dream was achieved when Chad was inducted into the Cowboy

Artists of America. He has been profiled in Sporting Classics, Art of the West,

Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art Magazine. Chad is a member of the C.M.

Russell Museum’s Skull Society of Artists and was also the featured artist for the

South Eastern Wildlife Expo in 2014. Chad exhibits in the Charlie Russell Museum,

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Scottsdale Art Auction, and Jackson Hole art

Auction. Chad also supports many local art clubs and conservation efforts in his



One of Chad’s proudest accomplishments was earning the Bob Kuhn Wildlife

Award from the National Museum of Wildlife Art. “As an artist, my objective is to

represent the subjects of wildlife correctly and accurately to the best of my ability. It’s

critically important for me to pick up each little difference in nature and portray that

in the canvas to engage the viewer emotionally within the piece. My hope is for the

viewer to understand the character of the animal and environment. ” As an avid

sportsman and conservationist, Poppleton spends as much time in the field as he

does at the easel. His paintings are a reflection of his love for the animals, wilderness

areas, and the great outdoors.   Chad’s Website