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2005 Featured Artist, TOM DORR

The San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association is very honored to announce that the highly respected Arizona Western Artist TOM DORR has been selected as this year’s 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.
  • Tom Dorr started drawing and painting while in grade school. He has always pursued an art career.
  • Tom has always been interested in ranching subject matter, even if it was old vehicles or buildings, but mostly he paints cowboys.
  • Tom 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.

Tom’s 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.

Tom 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.

Tom's paintings are becoming very collectible and in great demand. He has received numerous awards and his work is in collections across the United States, Canada, and Europe. See more of his work online at:www.elpresidiogallery.com/art/dor.htm or www.westliveson.com/artists/dorr/dorr.html
Tom 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.
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