In all the wild, there is no more frightening sound than the roar of a lion. The deep, prolonged cry announces the presence of the King of Beasts.
“The Fury” Size 21”x 33” Polychromes Pencil
I have always been fascinated by the Buckaroo. They are the art and class of wrangling. Known for their mastery of horsemanship, flashy style and unique personal expression, the Buckaroo embraces life with purpose and commitment
“Buckaroo” Size 36”x 24” Polychromes Pencil
CAPTURING THE MOMENT
“Bronco Ballet” expresses the dance between an unbroken Bronc’ and a cowboy Hell-bent on correcting that situation. This was a particularly challenging piece to do. The power and movement, juxtaposed to the shapeless, abstract depiction of dust and atmosphere required a significant amount of invention, detail and time.
“Bronco Ballet” Size 23”x 34” Colored Pencil
"When a Wrangler and a Bronc meet their match, they are both going’ down hard!“ This explosive image is a celebration of Draftsmanship.
Capturing all the detail of the movement was challenging yet very exciting.
"Slammed" 29" x 25" Polychromos Pencils
There is a magic moment in angling when the dawn begins to break and reveals the phenomenon of water & light. The first cast is released and the pursuit of the elusive begins.
"First Lite" 30” x 21” Polychromos Pencil
SIT HIGH AND HOLD A TIGHT ROPE
“Wrangled” represents the pinnacle moment when cowboy, horse and steer face-off with one another. This is a celebration of draftsmanship. Using only one color, I am challenged to depict the many textures that make-up this composition: worn leather, horse hair, wool and the intangible atmosphere of dust and a stormy sky
"Wrangled" 30”x 42” Colored Pencil
I have chosen to depict the lion with a celebration of line painting. The intense line work expresses the majesty and fury of the King Cat.
"The Hunt" 31” x 35” Polychromos Pencil
CAPTURING THE EMOTION
My work explores creative adventures ranging from meticulous realism to imaginative flights of expression,from lyrical sketches to intricately layered renderings that take months to complete. These are inspired works of art that reflect years of experience, artistic breakthroughs and above all, powerful images that leave a lasting impression
"Michael Bigham" 27”x 38” Colored Pencil
Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
"Thunder Mares" 24” x 38” Colored Pencil
THE LANGUAGE OF DRAWING
By taking away the element of color, an artist is forced to rely upon their skillful use of design, composition and lighting to tell the story.
"Big Iron" 19”x 27” Colored Pencil
There was once a time when man and nature lived in harmony. There was no ownership. A proud people witnessed a devastating change to their environment and way of life. They would never soar with the Eagles again.