Featured Artist, TOM DORR
San Luis Obispo County Cattlemens Association is very honored
to announce that the highly respected Arizona Western Artist TOM
DORR has been selected as this years Featured Artist for their
Fifteenth Annual Western Art Show and Sale to be held at the CaliforniaMid-State
Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, California. Tom is internationally collected
and housed in many of the more prestigious homes andoffices throughout
the world, and he has been honored throughout the country for his
beautifully portrayed ranch life of the working cowboy.Tom is a
continuing participant in many of the major Western Art shows.
Dorr started drawing and painting while in grade school. He
has always pursued an art career.
has always been interested in ranching subject matter, even
if it was old vehicles or buildings, but mostly he paints cowboys.
is an accomplished photographer and prefers a camera study of
his subject before painting. He describes his work as an accurate
depiction of his Western subject matter. His
paintings portray mostly working cowboys on their ranches throughout
the west. Tom feels his work started becoming a pictorial history
of the lifestyle of a wrangler.
art career began in Colorado, painting and drawing scenes
from the ranches in the eastern part of the state. Old buildings
and farm equipment were evident in Tom's impressionistic style
of painting. Tom's ability earned him a full art scholarship
to Colorado State University.
left Colorado and moved to Arizona where he began to paint
scenes from the many ranches in the state. He began to follow
the rodeo circuit where, at that time, many of the working
cowboys participated in order to show off their skills. Tom
then met several ranch owners and was invited to photograph
and paint scenes from their ranches. His work depicts scenes
from gatherings, roping and branding events, as well as depicting
the horses and people of those ranches.
will be displaying, for sale, his sought after western paintings
and limited edition prints, and will be a superb addition to
this highly successful national show, which includes 50 extremely
talented professional western artists. Tom Dorr and all the
artists will be available to meet and talk to the public during
all hours of the show.