- "Originally I was going to paint the Weather Dancer in an interior setting, but the very image of the finished painting came to me very late one night when I was fast asleep. Hence the title, The Weather Dancer Dream..." - Howard TerpningCombining his artistry with his subconscious instinct, Terpning captures the glory of The Blackfoot Weather Dancer a priestly figure charged with the responsibility to keep the weather favorable at the Sundance Ceremony. The majesty of Terpning's art matches the majesty of a man who could part a storm - standing amidst a deluge without being dampened before the rain would come to an inexplicable but merciful end.
- The Artist
"Quite simply, Howard Terpning is one of the most lauded painters of Western art. His awards are so numerous and he is honored with them so often, that to list them would require changing the count every few months. To name three would be to cite the highest prizes awarded to Western art: countless awards from the Cowboy Artists of America, the Hubbard Art Award for Excellence, the National Academy of Western Art's Prix de West and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gene Autry Museum.
Why such praise. Passion, compassion, devotion and respect for his subject matter, extraordinary talent in palette and brushstroke, an exceptional ability to evoke emotion both in his paintings and from those viewing them