Juried into Exhibitions...
"What the Future May Bring" (16"X20" oil on canvas) has selected as an official entry in the juried AMERICAN PLAINS ARTISTS 33rd Annual Art Exhibition and Sale. Click here to visit home page for this organization and information regarding the exhibition to be held in San Angelo, Texas June 28 through August 5, 2018.
This painting of a Native American mother and her young daughter depicts the uncertainty the future held in store for Native Americans in the late 19th century.
"Promises" (15" tall Bronze, limited edition of 30 pieces) has been selected as an official entry in the 11th Annual Texas Society of Sculptors Exhibit to be held at the Georgetown, Texas Public Library June 24 to September 23, 2018. "Promises" is a realistic depiction of the great Sioux warrior-stateman, Red Cloud (1822 to 1909), the only Native American who managed to defeat the U.S. government in an extended war.
Around the base of the sculture, one of Red Cloud's most memorable quotes is engraved: "They made us many promises but they kept only one. They promised to take our land. And they did."
"Cowboy Ramsey" (15" tall Bronze, limited edition of 30 pieces) has also been selected as an official entry in the 11th Annual Texas Society of Sculptors Exhibit to be held at the Georgetown, Texas Public Library June 24 to September 23, 2018.
Standing tall and straight, this bronze piece is a tribute to the straight-shooting, no nonsense cowboy of the late 19th and early 20th century American plains. Inspired by the late, great Don Walser's song about Cowboy Ramsey which included the line "a lover, a fighter, a wild bull rider...and a pretty good windmill man."
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ARTIST'S STATEMENT: I was fortunate to have a very good instructor in oil painting when I began in that medium some years ago. He taught me the basics, instructing me to "paint what you see." Years later, other teaching artists suggested that I change gears, telling me to "paint what you feel." So, I like to think my oil painting is a good blend of realism and expressionism.
I find sculpting in clay an exhilarating challenge. I'll embark on a sculpting project only if a subject truly moves me toward a vision. Once I complete the clay model, I rely on gifted artisans at a local foundry/studio to complete the piece in bronze.
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