Good afternoon and hope your day is going well. I just finished this painting today and wanted to get it to my blog. Vermillion Cliffs is a 24x30 Oil on a gallery canvas. The excitment on this painting has to be the sky. I love to photo or paint cumulus cloud formations. When I photoed the vermillion cliffs for reference it was a fall day clear and early in the morning. I totally reversed that in this painting. I wanted a late day with shadows, cumulus clouds and a palette that represented nearly dusk. WIth this in mind I painted it. The painting has been a struggle to combine all of these factors but I am happy now the way it turned out. I wil decide what to do with the painting and it still needs a varnish but the paint will need to cure for a bit. 
That all for this blog. See ya!


Good afternoon. Thought I would get a short blog out on my latest painting. Red Mesa July Storm was developed from photos taken of the Red Mesa in Arizona at the Navajo Nation. I had a photo but the day was actually very clear without many clouds. I worked with some photos of large thunderstorm clouds I had and incorporated them with this painting. I am really happy the way it turned out. The Painting becones the 9th I have painted of the Red Mesa. Each is different with the palette and day time. All have the red sandstone though and the deep shadows pentrating the landscape. Red Mesa 24x24 oil on gallery canvas unframed. c2023.

 I am doing a few paintings per month for gallery work  and I would like to say I am open to commissions if it involves Western art. Please contact me if you have a interest in a commission work. 

 All for this blog. Take care  Steve


Good morning to all. Back from my show in Scottsdale Arizona and resting now. 
what a great time we had visiting family, doing the show, and visiting attractions in the area.  Weather was perfect the whole time.
 I first want to thank the Faust Gallery for getting the gallery ready for the show. Bill and Michael Faust worked hard to get it perfect and the Faust Gallery made it a special night. Lots of people dropping by that I follow on Instagram and those who follow me. Plus family and friends. a Total of 18 paintings were in the show. It was a culmination of two years of work of paintings of Arzona, Utah  and NewMexico. The show will continue to hang during March. Also some paintings went to Great Falls Montana over the past weekend for a show there. Thanks Faust Gallery for that. As we say in Art. Exposure, Exposure, Exposure.
Needless to say it is now a time to take a break with Art. Working with galleries is a great experience. The behind the scenes work is hard. Shipping at top of list and preparing the paintings requires patience and sweat. Is it worth it? Yes! Will I do it again? Yes but not for awhile. The paintings are now available to the public to see, critique and hopefully purchase. The gallery now will Promote and work to get them sold if possible.

So I am painting less and looking hopefully to do commission. If interested please contact me.

Thar's it for now. Have great week and thanks for reading my blog. See Ya!



Good Afternoon and hope your week is going as planned. I have been working to finalize my show in Scottsdale Arizona at the Faust Gallery this week. First I finished this painting and it is done except for varnish framing sending. White Cliffs Escalante Utah is a beautiful area to visit.  I painted this from photos I took on a field trip there In 2019.. The painting is oil 12x24 unframed.

 As far as show goes at the Faust Gallery I have 9 new paintings and some that have been  shown in Santa Fe. This week and next involves shipping paintings to the gallery In Scottsdale and getting them hung and ready for the show opening on March9,2023. Art represents Arizona, New Mexico and Utah Lanescapes and spaces.
Also the lates issue of Western Art and Architecture has a article on my art journey. Check it out on line or at you local bookstore magazine rack. 
 That's all. Will share photos from my trip to Scottsdale Arizona next month on my Instagram account and Facebook. Have a great week and See Ya!






Good afternoon. Thought I would share a new painting and information on my next gallery show in Scottsdale Arizona. This painting is titled Organ Mountains New Mexico. It is a 12x24 oil on a linen panel. These 

mountains are Near Las Cruces, New Mexico, and it is so well remembered in my years growing up in Texas. Trips to New Mexico often happened so it was fun to paint this.

  I have some exciting news. I am in the latest Issue of Western Art and Architecture Magazine,  Feb-Mar issue. The magazine has a column called Illuminations that writes about  Western Artists. They  contacted me in late December and wrote the article after a interview.. I have seen the on line article but not the hard copy magazine yet. Check newstands in February for the magazine. 

 Also my next show will be in Scottsdale Arizona at the Faust Gallery. The show Opens March 9 and runs until March 23, 2023. A number of new paintings will be in this show. Thanks so much  to the Faust Gallery that has supported me for the last 3 years.  For local people who follow me, it is a far trip to the show, but I will provide photos from the show on opening night on my March Blog.

 Last I did enter some paintings in the Annual Show at the Ridge Art Assocition in Winter Haven Florida. The Reception is tomorrow January 21, at 6 PM. I will be there . That's it. Take care and see y'a! 





Good afternoon. Wanted to get a blog out since it has been a bit. Trying to get my paintings ready for a March show. Hoping to have 7 new ones to show in Scottsdale. Red Mesa Afternoon Blowup is a small oil painting 13x21 framed. This painting was again  utlilizing  Red Mesa AZ as a reference. I believe I have now painted this mesa 10 times in all types of weather and at all times of the day. That's ok because the mesa continue to show nature can always be  different and ever changing. The skies contrast in the distance is providing a heavy downpour. Looking at the forground we see still see a hot surface of the desert lacking a sudden wetness that would refresh the enviornment. Nature at its best as always. Art should always tell a story. Just enough drama to hook the viewer. A afternoon blowup in a arid landscape. Good stuff!

  As far as local work, I am planning on entering a show in Winter Haven at the Ridge Art Gallery in January. My painting pace is slower now with holiday visits and  family visits planned. Actually a Ad for my work and for the Gallery that supports me, Faust Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona  and Santa Fe New Mexico  will be in a issue of Western Art Collector Magazine. The ad  is premoting my show in March. Pick up a copy at your local news stand. All for now. Have a good week and I will catch you hopefully sooner with another blog on my Contemporary Western Art. See Ya!

Thought I would get a blog out before th end of October. Lots of updates to share. First the show in Santa Fe went  really well. I have sold 5 paintings from the show so I am real happy about that. This painting is Arizona Moods. It is a 24x24 oil. This painting  will be in a show-in Scottsdale at the Faust Gallery in March of 2023. Last if you hurry I currently  have 3 paintings hanging at the Ridge Art Gallery for their latest show. Show only will be up for a short time. That's it. I will blog again when more paintings are complete an new information is available. Thanks and see ya.

Good Morning

Wanted to get a short blog out today. I have a show opening this Friday May 17th at the Faust Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico. Lot of new paintings I did from the spring through the summer. I hope if you are in the area please stop by and say hello to Bill Faust and Michael. Hours for the show is 5-8 PM.

 These two paintings I just completed. First is Canyon Storm. It is the last of my Canyon Series that I started in 2020. I really have enjoyed these paintings and bringing to life the great Canyon areas of the Southwest. 

 2nd painting is Arroyo New Mexico. This painting is a larger version of Arroyo that I painted in 2019. Always loved New Mexico for its beauty and arroyos and washes so I wanted to improve on the original. 3rd time is the charm since I also did a 6x6 of this painting in 2019 also. 

  That is about it. I do have some paintings to go into the members show that opens in Octoberat the Ridge Art Association. Stay tuned to that, THat my update. Have a great week and see ya