HELENA – The people of Montana have a new painting after donors helped raise $30,000 to purchase the piece for the Montana Historical Society.
The painting — titled “The Confluence" — is a 6′-by-8′ piece was created by local artist Dale Livezey.
The Confluence, which depicts the headwaters of the Missouri River in Three Forks, is currently hanging in the governor’s office.
It took the artist more than eight months to paint it.
Livezey tells MTN he simply approached Governor Bullock and suggested that a large Montana landscape painting would look good in the office.
“I just think it’s a really beautiful spot, and I think it’s really significant in history, in Lewis and Clark, the Three Rivers coming together," Livezey said.
The Montana Historical Society has other pieces by Dale Livezey in its collection.