"The Red Blanket" Oil 21" X
|I remember sitting on my
great-grandfather's lap and listening to stories of the wild west.
My great-grandfather was Sheriff in Palo Pinto County, Texas in the late
1800's. He told me many stories about encounters with hostile
Indians as well as his work for Jesse Chisholm, driving cattle up the
trail to Kansas. These stories told to me as a child sparked my
interest in the west and have stayed with me to this day. Since art
and my love of the west has been a consuming interest from early
childhood, western art is a natural for me.
Although I'm always thrilled to see paintings by Remington, Frank
Tenney Johnson and others, my study of art has led me into many exciting
journeys that do not exclusively include western art. I enjoy many
kinds of art and have studied many artists. I look forward to
continuing my involvement in this most fascinating subject.
I hope you enjoy seeing a small group of paintings that are my
visions of the west.