Theodore Waddell


born 1941

“My earliest memory of my dad was smelling paint on his clothes… when he came home he had paint on his clothes, shoes, everywhere. I have always loved the smell of oil paint. Still do. There’s a magic that is unsurpassed by any other medium or activity. The notion of loading a brush with a big dollop of paint is about as good as it gets. The sensation of developing a line or a shape with this material is wonderful.”

—“Into the Horizon” by Ben Mitchell
Theodore Waddell: Into the Horizon Paintings and Sculpture, 1960–2000
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
University of Washington Press, 2001