Russel Lapp, 1972-Present, is an
American-Contemporary pen and ink artist, born in Miles City, MT.
Lapp studied in Lincoln, NE at Wesleyan University, where he was little influenced by the artistic currents at the University, and prefers to remain self-taught.
His early sketches and drawings gained favorable appeal in the early 1990's while sketching for various marketing entities. As of late, several of his art works have become very popular.
Lapp excels in the ability to create most of his art work via his uncanny skill to recall images from memory in great detail. In his drawings, there is a frequent atmosphere of loneliness with a positive spin on the clear sense of day or night. His work in pen and ink is slowly and carefully sketched. Lapp will frequently recreate the same image multiple times to manage a simple yet meaningful representation of the mental concept he wishes to portray.
Besides being an artist, Lapp works full-time as a Law Enforcement Official and credits his success to his family, friends, and co-workers. His primary goal is to promote a sense of western heritage through his experiences in the Badlands of North Dakota and Eastern Montana.