Artist Biography

Dale Marie Muller

Dale Marie Muller is a Montana based, internationally recognized contemporary wildlife artist. Over the last twenty years, she has emerged as one of leading voices in her field, a position solidified with awards, honors, acquisitions from private collectors and galleries and museum exhibitions across the country.

Her unique combination of realism and stylization with an illustrative influence imbues her work with a contemporary flavor that sets her paintings and graphite drawings apart. Inspired by the beauty of an animal, she honors even the smallest of creatures as subject worthy of fine art, encouraging the viewer to look at an animal in a different light. She explores a few themes in tandem, primarily painting an animal in its natural habitat or presenting it as an object of reverence by removing the animal from its habitat and showcasing it in a subtle, evocative composition. Mullerʼs most recent paintings and drawings depict the natural beauty of the southeastern Montana landscape and the animals that she regularly encounters there.

Muller holds a BA in Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently represented by Heist Gallery in Red Lodge, MT and The Gallery at Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset, England. Her work has been included in museum exhibitions across Montana, including the Missoula Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum and Paris Gibson Museum. The artist has been featured in regional shows such as the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in Cody, WY and Western Masters Art Show & Sale in Great Falls, MT. Mullerʼs work has toured nationally in the prestigious ʻArt and the Animalʼ exhibition. The artist is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, NY and the Rocky Mountain Artists, CO.

“Itʼs important to me to pull the viewer in and feel something. My illustration background influences my work, always reminding me to tell a story and to tell it honestly.

I am a contemporary realist painter, showcasing the beauty of an animal in oil and graphite. I pull inspiration from my everyday life, mostly time spent outdoors. I create with emotion, always passionate to portray thought provoking work, exposing layers of personal experiences and my love for nature. Unique moments that deeply move me usually involve the animals that I regularly encounter, honoring even the smallest of creatures as subject worthy.”

-Dale Marie Muller