My artwork is a diverse and an eclectic collection of pieces, from distinct portraits of people, animals or wildlife in Bic Pen and Oils on Canvas, to photography of various rodeo events, horseback shooting events, and other horse shows or events.
I worked as a sign painter painting logos on office doors, building (exteriors), billboards, banners, trains, planes, semi-trucks, vans and cars, etc as well as pinstriping vehicles by hand in my earlier days. I continued doing murals on (interior) business walls, vans, cars, and trucks in airbrush but my favorite paintings (which are done by hand in One-Shot paint and then clear-coated by airbrush) are on truck tailgates which I still do today.
Due to my 45 years of experience perfecting my equine drawing, I can perfect a horse drawing with a pen instead of a pencil and be technically precise in the finished product. I teach the medium of BIC PEN and drawing to those who are interested. One would not think that a Bic Pen could be technical when it comes to learning about its use, however there is a lot to learn about it. I enjoy every little movement, every little expression, and every little detail I can find to demonstrate the absolute beauty of an individual whether it be a person or an animal or even a landscape and I hope that you can see that within my art pieces. My equine drawings are produced on site or at horse shows or from photographs that customers provide from portraits of their own pets or from my own photography as reference material (much like Norman Rockwell did) but for the most part are done in field or on location.
My love for horses goes back to the age of 3 when I was first introduced to a beautiful Shire draft farm horse who didn't mind us kids playing around his feet or under his belly and actually loved to interact with us. I learned at an early age that horses were naturally drawn to me and in tune with me and thus a career was launched. God has surely blessed me with wonderful horses and other pets throughout my life which I consider to be a very exquisite gift. A lot of the horses through out my gallery I have owned or shown professionally or trained.
Stebbins Art Gallery - Kemah Texas 1973 - 1975
Baker Arts Foundation - Liberal Kansas 2008
Stevens County Library - Hugoton Kansas 2008
Sand Hills Art Association - Garden City Kansas 2008
Carnegie Art Center - Goodland Kansas 2008
The Main Artery - Ulysses Kansas 2008
The Arts Center on Main - Garden City Kansas 2008
Wild Horse Art Gallery - Guymon Oklahoma 2010
Enid Art Association - Mall Art Gallery - Enid Oklahoma 2011
PUBLICATIONS OF ART PIECES
The Quarter Horse Journal, c. 1968
Horseman Magazine, c. 1983
Horse Illustrated Magazine, C. 1993
Dog Fancy Magazine, c. 1994.
Garden City Telegram, c. 2008
Guymon Daily Herald, c 2008
BUSINESS ILLUSTRATIONS AND/OR PRIVATE COMMISSIONS Published
Stebbins Art Gallery,Owners Private Collection Commission Oil Painting, Kemah, Texas 1973
Independent Contractor for Milburn's Auto Detailing Co., Delorean Hood Mural - Dragon, Truck Tail-Gate Mural - Wild Horses, Houston Texas 1980
Independent Contractor for Milburn's Auto Detailing Co., Ford Van Mural - Wildlife scene, Pasadena Texas 1980
Independent Contractor for Milburn's Auto Detailing Co., Truck Tail-Gate Mural, Logo Design and execution, Pasadena TX 1980
Private Owner, Truck Tail-Gate Mural, Rodeo Mural, Houston, TX 1981
Independent Contractor for Leo Sosa Signs, Banners, Commercial Building Lettering and Murals, Car Lettering, Pasadena TX 1980 - 1982
Private Owner, Truck Tail-Gate Mural, Wildlife Deer Mural, Houston TX 1982
Ray Bellew & Sons, Owners Private Collection, Granddaughter on WC Cutting Horse, Houston, TX 1983
Private Owner, Truck Tail-Gate Mural, Wildlife Wolves Mural, Douglass, KS 1984
Private Owner, Truck Tail-Gate Mural, Race Car Scene, Wichita, KS 1986
Private Owner, Train Rail Car Lettering, Derby, KS 1989
Private Owner, Train wall Mural, Derby KS 1989
Private Owner, Truck Tail-Gate Mural, Wild Horses in Moonlight, Wichita, KS 1996
Michell's Mercantile, Building Mural, Derby, KS 2000
Dale Beltz, Private Collector Commission, Oil Painting of a Miner Panning Gold, Garden City, KS., 2007
Happy Horse Heaven (HHH) Rescue, Donation of Painting, Goldthwaite, TX., 2013
VSBrooks, Inc.Marketing Corporation, Private Collector Commission and Logo Design, Coral Gables, FL., 2/2013
Jewell's Custom Equestrian Apparel LLC, Business Logo, T-Shirt designs. Altus, OK 8/2013
Surf Meets Southwest Design Company and Mercantile, Business Logo, Private Collection Commission, Noosaville QLD Australia., 2/2014