Friday, February 22, 2008

I love this guy's art. His name is Nelson Boren, I have seen some of his original work at Cannon Beach, and you can smell the leather and hear the spurs.

"In the dusty, sun-baked lands of the West, water is scarce and large bodies of water are even scarcer. The harsh rays of the sun drain the color from the landscape, drying up vegetation and inhabitants alike-but one cowboy will not surrender. He leans casually against a doorframe, showing off the vibrant blue water and leaping yellow fish on his Cowboy Fishin' Boots . Artist Nelson Boren's portraits of cowboys take their inspiration from the sweeping landscapes of the West and then hones in on the little details that comprise a cowboy's life. His detailed studies of the trappings of the trade impart a romance and a gentle humor to what is commonly depicted as a hard and lonely existence."

1 comment:

The Smyth's said...

This man was my mission President and he is an amazing man! Keep looking to his art for inspiration!