Friday, March 6, 2009

Cowboys and Indians magazine highlights Steve's Art

Before the Day's Heat, 12X16, oil/linen panel

The April edition of Cowboys and Indians Magazine has a full page feature on my artistic philosophy and bio in their Open Gallery section. I happen to be a subscriber to Cowboys and Indians mag, since I noticed that lots of my western art collectors were subscribers as well. In it they feature lots of celebrities who either act in westerns or are horse owners/ western ranch owners themselves. As well as articles on the western lifestyle and property. Also they feature some of the most beautiful western art and jewelry being produced today. I am very humbled to have been contacted and written up by Managing Editor Ann Orsinger, who wrote a very accurate account of who I am as an artist and what I strive to do. I've had other write ups, and I know how horribly wrong they can go, even with the best of intentions. Thank you Ann for getting it right. Just a note for all the artists out there who aren't sure if the trouble or expense of having a professional website is worth it, I can tell you that it absolutely is. It's how many of my collectors have found me, and now, how this magazine has discovered me. In addition, I can't disclose the magazine yet, but one of my paintings will be featured on the cover soon. They also found me through my website. I'll tell you more when I can...

This painting is set in the early morning in a canyon in Zion National Park. I love the bond that develops between the rider and his horse. This horse is about to get his fill of cold mountain water. Run off of some distant mountain. Of course, the cowboy makes sure they're upstream from the herd.

This painting will be included in the Texas Art Gallery's Fixed Price Draw on May 8,2009.



Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Steve!

What a grand painting!
Beautiful in every sense... the colors, composition, edges and texture.
I like the way the stream leads the eye right to the horse and cowboy.

Rusty Jones said...


Sorry to hear of Mr. Buford's recent passing. His presence in the art community will be greatly missed. I'm sure the fine folks at Texas Art Gallery will keep things going in a fine tradition.

Noticed Jennifer's comments. Ditto my good man. Keep up the good work.

Karen Hargett said...

Just Beautiful Steve! I love the colors and the relationship between the cowboy and his horse - it all has a relaxed feeling about it. Congrats on the magazine(s) ;-) you deserve it.

Theresa Rankin said...

What a beauty!!! I just love the edges!!! And.......Congratulations on your Signature Membership in OPA!! I just read it in the newsletter. Someday I might be that good, too! LOL!

Stanka Kordic said...

Congratulations on all the wonderful news Steve!

Lovely, introspective painting. Really like the softness of your edges here.