Born and raised in rural Colorado, Michael Ome Untiedt maintains a studio in Denver. Traveling and painting worldwide, he has become known as a world painter who creates with a Westerner’s eye. Through the color, brush strokes, and the symbolic subject matter of his paintings, he attempts to examine the human predicament as reflected through deep connection to the landscape. Untiedt has participated in numerous shows including the Colorado Governor’s Invitational, Night of the Artists, The Russell, and Settler’s West Miniature Show. He received the 2005 Ralph Tuffy Berg Award at the C.M. Russell Auction.