A new flavor of paintings by Montana artist Caleb Meyer combines his skill of the palette knife with some contemporary scenes of cities and bikes, alongside his more signature landscapes and still lifes.

The Hailey, Idaho-born artist will be at Horizon Fine Art Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday to talk about his latest show, “Open Season.”

This is the gallery’s first show of the year.

Mary Rossington, Horizon’s director, said the 22-year-old gallery has seen many changes over the years and staff are excited to host people again for in-person events.

“Caleb is one of our most popular artists,” she said. “He’s a huge draw. So much talent. And he’s just a nice guy.”

There will be live music, food and drinks and exhibits by some of Horizon’s other artists.

Meyer, 39, studied under famed landscape artist Robert Moore, and has always been drawn to wilderness. In college he thought of studying graphic design after being interested in designs on snowboards and clothes. Sitting in front of a screen was frustrating for him, and he soon began oil painting.

Rossington said his pieces and his way of painting are things people should see in person.

“His work really just comes off the canvas,” she said. “His colors are energetic and vibrant, a modern impressionism. His pieces get snatched up pretty quickly.”

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