Chasing Gold Paintings - stevepottenger

Chasing Gold

Artist Statement


During my experiences as a sports photographer I met a wide range of athletes from recreational to Olympic level. Their universal determination to perform provides inspiration that transcends sports. Becoming what you believe you can be, confronting fear, living purposefully, and sacrificing to achieve are underlying themes of their competitive experiences. The paintings in this collection, Chasing Gold, are a celebration of athletes in Minnesota who willingly accept epic challenges and their journeys to complete them.


This activity is made possible by an Artist Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.