Montana (Drummond) local Bill Ohrmann was a Sergeant in the army in 1941. After the war he continued to operate a cattle ranch. At 80 he began making incredible life-size steel sculptures of animals. An elk, rhino, woolly mammoth, antelope, moose, donkey, bears, birds, and bees are some of the metal pieces scattered on his property.
Although he creates these sculptures for fun; painting provides the real catharsis.
Bill started painting in 1995 and realized his canvases could go further than just a transferred image. Works represent a broad range; from beliefs as a lifelong environmentalist to his criticism of the world’s major religions. Shocking to some, these paintings are still mild by Bill’s standards. He thinks if he painted what he really wanted, he’d be burned at the stake.
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