10th U.S. Cavalry
Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 7¾" x 11"
The 10th Cavalry Regiment is a unit of the United States Army. Formed as a segregated African-American unit, the 10th Cavalry was one of the original "Buffalo Soldier" regiments in the post-Civil War Regular Army. It served in combat during the Indian Wars in the western United States, the Spanish–American War in Cuba and in the Philippine–American War. The regiment was trained as a combat unit but later relegated to non-combat duty and served in that capacity in World War II until its deactivation in 1944.
The 10th Cavalry was reactivated as an integrated combat unit in 1958. Portions of the regiment have served in conflicts ranging from the Vietnam War to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The current structure is by squadron, but with the 1st and 7th Squadrons recently deactivated, the 4th Squadron is the only 10th Cavalry Regiment unit in active service. It is assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division at Ft Carson, Colorado.
Edition Size 75 - $125.00
Print Size - 12" x 17"
The Abiquiu area in northern New Mexico is one of my favorite areas due to the colorful rock formations and history found there. The ancestral rock sediments were deposited 200 million years ago, when the region was much closer to the equator, have over eons eroded out and in turn attracted first ancient people, who used the resources of the landscape, and later colonizers from other lands, including artists, adventurers, and entrepreneurs who were attracted by the stunning beauty. Like Georgia O’Keeffe, they were at first oblivious to the geological and paleontological contexts of the sediments, and were simply amazed at the scenery. For this painting I combined the beautiful landscape with another favorite of mine, horses. Wild or feral horses can still be found in areas of New Mexico but the debate of their continuing existence goes on at this very moment.
Edition Size - 75 - $115.00
Print Size 10½" x 16"
In northern New Mexico there is a 357-foot tall mesa that is call Acoma pueblo and is one of the oldest continuously occupied communities in the United States. Acoma pueblo was founded as early as 1100 A.D but opinions differ to the age of this pueblo. “Acoma” itself translates in local dialects to a “place that always was” and legend tells that the Acoma people have lived on the mesa forever. Rock and adobe homes can be found on top of the mesa as well as in the surrounding area a testament of native American ingenuity. The richness of the Acoma pueblo culture can be found in their architecture and works of their skilled artisans.
Bear Trap Canyon
Edition Size 50 $115.00
Print Size 10½" x 16½"
Bear Trap Canyon is located in the San Mateo Mountains within the Cibola National Forest southwest of Magdalena, New Mexico. The forest flora within the Cibola National Forest varies with elevation from desert up through juniper, pine, and spruce-fir forests. The Cibola National Forest is 1,625,542 acres in size. Elevation ranges from 2,700-11,300 feet.
Mule deer are icons of the American West. They are distributed throughout western North America. Mule deer are generally easy to identify due to their large mule-like ears. They usually have a distinctive black forehead, or mask, that contrasts sharply with a light grey face. Mule deer are brownish-gray in color, have a white rump patch and a small white tail with a black tip.
Best Seat in the House
Edition Size 75 - $58.00
Print Size - 7¾" x 11"
“This is my second painting of a close-up view of a saddle and lariat. I enjoy painting similar images as they are symbolic of the west and it reminds me of so many events relating to my enjoyment of owning and riding horses."
Edition Size 75 - $110.00
Print Size - 10½" x 14¾"
MidwayTrading Post is located a few miles east of Edgewood, New Mexico on U.S. Route 66 and is “midway” between the origins of Route 66 in Chicago and the end of the highway in Santa Monica, California. The 1930s abandoned automobile fits in this painting titled “Broken Dreams” as its’ final resting place at the long shuttered business.
U.S. Route 66 also known as the Mother Road covered a distance of 2,451 miles, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926. The highway, became one of the most famous roads in the United States and was highlighted in song and a television series in the 1960s.
US 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the dust bowl of the 1930s, and the road supported the economies of the communities through which it passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System. Midway Trading Post passed into history as Route 66 gave way to US Highway 40 in this area.
Edition Size 75 - $45.00
Print Size - 9¾" x 6½"
“Always amazed and the athleticism of both the rider and horse in rodeo. I have been riding since my teens and it would take but a single jump to unsaddle me!”
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Edition Size 50 - $60.00
Print Size - 8½" x 10½"
The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio canadensis) is found in most provinces and territories in Canada, as its name implies. Its range extends throughout Canada and can be found in the northern-third of the United States. Within this range it is a very common and well known butterfly and found on the edges of woodlands near water. This butterfly was immortalized both on film and later in this painting as I captured its image on a wild iris in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Iris flowers take its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. Iris are one of my favorite flowers due to their rich color and large flowers and are easy to grow for those of us lacking a green thumb. I have found wild iris from Alaska to New Mexico and marvel at their beauty.
Edition Size - 75 - $130.00
Print Size 11 ¾" x 17"
Canyon Rider is a visual story of a lone rider who is exploring one of the numerous canyons that can be found in the West. Visiting such wonders of nature on horseback is a dream of most equestrians in the West.
Edition Size 75 - $45.00
Print Size - 6½" x 9¾"
I attended a ranch cow-sorting event at Bosque Farms, New Mexico and saw two cowboys relaxing and “catching up” as they waited to be called for competition. All the cowboys and cowgirls seemed to be having a good time conversing as well as supporting one another in the spirit of friendly competition.
Edition Size 50 - $75.00
Print Size - 9" x 12"
Cholla cactus represent more than 20 species of the Opunta genus and are found in all the hot deserts of the American Southwest. Most cholla cactus bloom April through June with vibrant large flowers.
Edition Size 75 - $55.00
Print Size - 8" x 10"
The De Havilland Canada "Beaver" is a short take and landing aircraft developed primarily as a bush plane for flight in rugged and remote areas of the world. On floats its short takeoff and landing capability make it ideal for areas normally only accessible by canoe or foot. Over 1,600 Beavers were manufactured from 1948 to 1967 and many of these classic aircraft can still be seen flying in remote Alaska and Canada.
Cow Pen Teamwork
Edition Size 75 - $65.00
Print Size - 8" x 12"
I greatly enjoy being in rural New Mexico and around individuals who continue to make a living working with horses and cattle. For me it is a living history moment to experience. The men and woman who struggle as ranchers to pay bills so that I can day dream of a romanticized West and greatly enjoy a steak or burger may from time to time see this endeavor in a different light. I tip my non-stained cowboy hat to all ranchers and please continue to allow me to daydream of both a romanticized and almost real version of ranch life.
US Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves
Edition Size 75 - $105.00
Print Size - 16" x 10 ¼"
Deputy US Marshal Bass Reeves became a legend in his own time policing west of the Mississippi River in the Indian Territory from 1875 to 1909. Bass Reeves’ story has been noted in film, books, articles and museums in Oklahoma and Arkansas and is likely the historical figure upon which the television and movies depictions of The Lone Ranger were built upon.
The Spring Filly
Edition Size 75 - $90.00
Print Size - 13 ¾" x 9 ½"
I have always enjoyed horses and especially watching the foals at play. Our family enjoyed this experience especially watching the filly playing with our dog. I know of a couple of photographs which may be subject matter for a future painting.