All About Cowboy Paintings & Western Art

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An art collection can be created around so many passions, interests, and pursuits. One of the most popular ways art collecting is trending right now is in the arena of cowboy art and, more broadly, art themed around the American West. The excitement and adventurous spirit of this genre is something that captures peoples’ imaginations and inspires them to think about the amazing times in the past and what remains of the Old West today. The Southwest Art Collecting Resource Guide: Cowboy Art, Rodeo Paintings, and the Art of the West is a free eBook created to give you a way to quickly and easily familiarize yourself with some of the top artists working in and around the genre of Southwest art.

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Discover a new world of cowboy paintings and southwestern art

The works of skilled and notable Southwestern art painters who delve into historic Americana and the heart of the Old West for their subject matter recreate images about a time gone by and places and events of adventure. Sometimes these artists find their inspirations in historic accounts of meetings, battles, and treaties. Others capture moments in time that are not referencing specific occasions but are more about a certain look or feeling that is similar to all works of art of the West. Still others bring cowboy art and the art of the west into the contemporary arena, with figures and situations that reference cowboy art in the here and now.

Here’s a sample of the art you’ll discover:

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Cowboy Art by Teal Blake

In Southwest Art Collecting Resource Guide: Cowboy Art, Rodeo Paintings, and the Art of the West, you will find the work of watercolor artist Teal Blake, who draws on his personal experiences and memories of being a cowboy, rodeo rider, and all around son of the West in his artwork. An art collection featuring Teal Blake’s cowboy art would have images of cowboys riding the range, bucking stallions, horses fording raging rivers. A young artist just starting out, but with an amazing range of skills in the area of watercolor painting, Blake and his cowboy art are only growing in popularity and appeal. Blake intends to keep growing into his skillset as an artist while continuing to focus on the places and people of the West that inspire him so much.

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Oil Paintings by Tom Gilleon

You will also find the work of Tom Gilleon in the Southwest Art Collecting Resource Guide: Cowboy Art, Rodeo Paintings, and the Art of the West. His oil painting art encompasses iconic images of the Old West, but in somewhat abstracted ways, where the narratives are not cut and dry but more emotional and evocative. An art collection with Gilleon’s paintings would be one enhanced by the power of cowboy art that is more subtle and less didactic.

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Mixed Media Art by Donna Howell-Sickles

Donna Howell-Sickles is another artist to watch in pursuit of cowboy art…but make that cowgirl art. This artist paints modern cowgirls who embody the joyous spirit of the West. Her figures reflect the joys that life provide, according to the artist, and are full of action as they run, laugh, jump, and ride their way across the canvas. Her cowboy artworks have illustrative appeal, harkening back to early advertising and illustration imagery.

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Western Art by Jim Carson

In Southwest Art Collecting Resource Guide: Cowboy Art, Rodeo Paintings, and the Art of the West, Jim Carson’s grand canvases are featured as they capture the western narrative in glorious images. Carson has an affinity for historic cowboy art, specifically he captures figures and landscapes that reference the pioneer days and settling the land of the West. He also paints trappers and expeditions of adventure as men, women, and children made their way across the American landscape in search of a new way of life and a place to call their own. His paintings have a gravity of nineteenth-century artworks that would enhance any art collection with a southwest art bent.

Southwest Art Collecting Resource Guide: Cowboy Art, Rodeo Paintings, and the Art of the West is a free eBook for anyone considering making cowboy art a significant part of her or his art collection, or someone who simply want to know more about the genre and all that cowboy art, rodeo paintings, and the art of the West can offer.

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