To Bud Pawless, "Art means knowing, loving and painting what's in your heart ... and to me that's the American West."
Duncan, OK (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is proud to be hosting Bud Pawless in the Garis Gallery of the American West. The exhibit titled “Spirit of the West” will be on display June 1 – July 31, 2013.
Pawless and his wife Mary live in southwestern Oklahoma near the 60,000 acre Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. His new gallery, MEDICINE CREEK GALLERY, is located just a half-block east of town center in historic Medicine Park - Oklahoma's first resort.
It was during a trip to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in the early 70's, that Pawless became inspired and decided to dedicate his creativity to the art of the American West and it's cowboy heritage. His family's Texas roots have a legacy of cattle ranching since the early 1900's, and still do to this day. This afforded him the first hand opportunity of working with cowboys on cattle ranches.
Bud is known for his colorful, bold paintings and his sculptures depicting the lifestyle of the working cowboy and subject matter related to the great American West.
Bud began specializing in his portrayals of the West more than forty years ago and has worked diligently at honing his craft with every opportunity that he could muster. In 2010, after retiring from a career in banking, Pawless became a full time working artist. He now vigorously pursues his passion to capture his inspirations on canvas and in clay.
Bud feels that there is the same kind of magic in the hands of a sculptor that shapes the clay as there is in the hands of the cowboy that holds the reins of a horse. He was once told by a Western artist from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum that "after you have painted 2 to 3,000 paintings -- then you begin to paint." To Bud Pawless, "Art means knowing, loving and painting what's in your heart ... and to me that's the American West."
You can learn more about Bud by visiting his website BudPawless.com or make plans to attend the “Meet the Artist” event on June 13th at 6:30 pm.