Josh Udesen is an observant passerby of all things under an open sky. His art is simply a reflection of what he loves to do, how he sees the world and the places spends time. His art encourages him to take time, stop and engage with the world around him. His art is both unique and personal because it combines a love of the natural world with an observational focus on detail, unique perspectives and color. Between his youth in the Lake Superior backwoods, a decade guiding anglers in Alaska and Oregon and a wanderlust leading him to explore much of the globe, there is much to inspire his art. Primarily self-taught, he has always possessed a love of drawing and painting, but never considered art as a career. Since 2009 he transitioned his art from a hobby to a profession. Josh has worked to create art for clothing company Patagonia, Simms, Montana Fly Company, Koenig Distillery and Idaho Conservation League. His work has been published and featured in Gray's Sporting Journal, Drake Magazine, Big Sky Journal, Yellowstone Science, Fly Fishing Magazine, Alaska Magazine, Outside and Big Life Magazine. Although his art is growing, he still juggles being a full time high school studio art, history and comparative religions teacher. When not painting or teaching you can likely find him casting a line, rowing a raft, skiing a glade, riding a bike or teaching his daughter the benefit of sleeping under the stars.