Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ned Mueller was raised in the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, Montana. His excellent skills in depicting the human figure, animals and landscapes have earned him prestige and numerous awards. He graduated from the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, and worked as an illustrator for twenty-five years including work for Disney Imagineering before becoming a full-time painter. He has been inspired by such greats as Harley Brown, Richard Scmid, Bettina Steinke, and Sergei Bongart. Ned is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, the Oil Painters of America, the Plein Air Painters of America, the Knickerbocker Society, and the California Art Club. Ned is a very accomplished and highly respected artist who has been drawing and painting for over 60 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. He has participated in many of the major invitational shows in the country, including the “Artists of America,” Great American Artists’,” “Prix de West,” “Oil Painters of America,” “Pastel Society of America,” “The Northwest Rendezvous,” and the annual “Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition.” His work has been on display in some of the Finest Galleries in the country, and his award-winning work is included in many private fine art collections.
Ned is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of America, California Art Club, Northwest Pastel Society, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, Northwest Rendezvous Group, and the American Society of Marine Artists. He has been designated as “Master Artist” status with the Oil Painters of America and has been invited to show in the 2013 Autry Masters Show which is considered the top Traditional/Impressionist show in the country. Ned continues to challenge himself to grow artistically and is regularly asked to jury Regional and National Art Shows. He loves to teach and share his many years of knowledge and experience, and is highly sought after to teach classes and workshops nationally and internationally. Ned states, “I love the challenge of painting outdoors – particularly figures of people doing everyday things in different cultures.”