Lifetime Montana resident Colt Idol has always been enamored with “The West” and all that it
represents. After an injury-plagued high school and collegiate basketball career, Colt decided to
pursue art full-time. With the guidance of his father, Dick Idol, renowned outdoor personality
and artist, Colt was able to develop his abilities and advance his knowledge of art - He had
undoubtedly found his passion. Colt currently lives in Whitefish, Montana.
“The West as we know it from history no longer exists. However, “The West” in this new age
allows an opportunity to bring old and new to life. Whether landscape, wildlife or western, my
work is emotionally charged through fearless color, tenacious light and a divergence in contrast.
My artistic endeavors are inspired by the history that's right behind us and the cultures of our
ancestors that lived on the very land we live today. My artistic expression lies in highlighting