Years of living and loving Montana along with a 35 year history of owning and operating a western art gallery in Montana have allowed have allowed us to connect with fabulous artists including Laurie Lane and Lane Timothy.
Laurie Lane’s photos of Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch can be viewed throughout our entire website. (Photo on right titled “Surface”). Her unique eye for “the shot” helped make this site possible and portray Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch and Cabin as they truly are. Laurie’s love of fly fishing and photography has resulted in the creation of photography of wild trout and their habitat so unique, they are often mistaken for paintings. Visit Laurie’s website for her amazing photos of the elusive Montana Trout: www.laurielanestudios.com
Lane Timothy is a Montana native, highly recognized in the world of fine art. Lane’s personal interpretation of “The Cabin” at Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch will soon be available in a giclee print (top image on this page); available exclusively at Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch. Lane’s art is heavily influenced by his life in the West. Born & raised in Montana he is constantly inspired by the majestic mountains, unique people and the rustic beauty that still survives there today. Visit Lane’s site for more information on his original work: www.lanetimothy.com
James Kirkish has been a returning guest each year to visit and fish Spoon’s Rock Creek Ranch. His drive from Seattle no doubt allows him time to view the landscape and select the most inspiring subjects to work with. In August 2012 James and his good friend were on their annual fly fishing trip to Montana. James says, “There were massive fires spread throughout the area and I had been waiting for 3 days to find (what I hoped to be) optimal conditions to shoot images of this very cool barn. On our next to last day at the ranch, I rolled out of bed before dawn, stepped into Rock Creek (which flows just yards from the deck of our cabin/lodge) and fished for an hour (in absolute solitude, I might add). After hooking a couple of small cutthroat trout (which, for all of you purists like me……..I gently released back into the river), I hopped in my truck, drove a couple of miles along Hwy 1 (Pintler Loop) and pulled out my gear to capture a few shots. The lighting was near-perfect with some very cool cloud formations in the background and I walked away with one of my best images, to date.” – James Kirkish / The Shuttered Image
Be sure to check out the website for James at www.theshutteredimage.com and inquire about his images available of the Philipsburg area.