Vanessa Compton

The Scout

2-D Mixed Media on Canvas, 10 x 10″

This is a Unique Work


Add this Artwork to Your Collection

Works ship free to the U.S.A. Global shipping is available.

Only 1 left in stock

🔒  Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe. Learn more.

🚛  Insured delivery
Shipped works are carefully packed to industry standards and are fully insured.

How does this work?
Learn about Collecting with Western Gallery »

For additional shipping, framing or other assistance, please call +1 512‑693‑8787 or email

Want to know more?
Schedule a Conversation with the Curator »

More about The Scout

I’ve always loved the crepuscular and view that space as a kind of border town between day and night. For this piece and The Unbreakable Chain I was thinking about Frederic Remington’s nocturnes of the early 20th century. Informed by his experience in war and loss, I am drawn to the light in these pieces, the firelight, candlelight and moonlight. With my own work I love the challenge of collaging a world of night.

Created in September 2021 while on artist residency in northern Wyoming.

Total Dimensions: 11.5 x 11.5 x 1.5″


Vanessa Compton

Vanessa Compton

Sourced images of cowboys, cacti, craggy rock formations and other iterations of the western visual vernacular feature heavily in Vanessa Compton’s collages. The past, present, and future are meant to exist simultaneously and her work abounds with kinetic, kaleidoscopic and provocative imagery.

Full Artist Profile »