Taking Art to a New Altitude

Wagner Skis in Mountain Village, Colorado, has taken its custom skis to a new level. The company, established in 2006 at the base of Telluride Ski Resort, designs, manufactures, and sells custom skis and snowboards. “We design everything from the shape of your ski and snowboard to the flex pattern,

Preserving and Promoting Cowboy Arts: Traditional Cowboy Arts Association

When a group of Western craftsmen got together in 1998 to form the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), they had a shared goal: to preserve and promote cowboy arts. Those arts fall into four disciplines: saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding. The TCAA has more than met

Nature and the Human Soul

In some ways, personally and professionally, Sally Vannoy’s life might seem like a fairytale. She married the man of her dreams in a beautiful setting in Glacier National Park, was accepted into the Society of Animal Artists as a Signature Member on her first attempt, and has seen her works

Beauty Abounds

Three years ago, artist Howard Friedland and his wife Susan Blackwood—also an artist—moved from Bozeman, Montana to Bella Vista, Arkansas. The couple had lived in Bozeman since getting married in 1998 and loved everything about it—especially the spacious studio they shared in their home there. But they had grown weary

The Studio of John Fawcett

In late May, after a four-day drive from their home near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, John and Elizabeth Fawcett happily drove through the gates to their home in Clark, Colorado. It’s an annual event that includes pulling a large horse trailer occupied by the couple’s two horses and all of Fawcett’s paint

Painting and Peace

Sherry Harrington has a strong affection for Texas, where she was born, raised, and continues to live. Vast fields of Texas Bluebonnets or cowboys herding cattle, however, are not the subjects of her paintings. She much prefers to fill her canvases with portraits of beautiful Native American women and children.

An Artist on a Mission

As a young child, Joe Kronenberg drew voraciously. Today, as an adult, he is an artist on a mission. “As an artist in the 21st century, I strive to create paintings that embody the aesthetic and objective standards of the 19th century European academic art world,” he says. It’s a

Turning Chaos Into Order

When Evelyn Tennyson, owner of Two Old Crows Gallery in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, asked Dave LaMure to create a monumental sculpture in honor of her late husband’s passion—trout fishing—he hesitated before giving her a de!nite answer. “I said, ‘Let me research it,'” he recalls. LaMure was so focused on the