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Showing at The Masters, Spruce Meadows
September 6th - 10th, 2023

Cowboy-up, browse and discover new art.

Be pleasantly surprised with the unusual, captured in lifelike detail, as Patrick works to blend creative composition with imagination to capture in high quality, representational paintings, the muscular anatomy of figurative pieces within landscapes of rugged majesty, billowing clouds and timeless wild west, environmental landscapes.

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featureBig western skies featuring monumental landscapes of wind blown prairie, high mountain peeks, rushing waters, radiant light and cow people earning their living at ranching, cowboying and rangeland stewardship are the focused content of Patrick Landes’s passion for the West, its art, and its life styles.

With a heritage native to the high plains of North America and, holding hard earned experience of the cowboy way of life, of man’s relationship to opinionated horses, aggressive cattle, ominous skies and formidable landscapes; Patrick Landes paints the culture and traditional aspects of today’s west. A world born of light, color, action and sublime beauty witnessed by few other than working cowboys. In celebrating the little changed Vaquero way of life, as manifested in the contemporary cowboy’s cowboy, Patrick seeks to portray the skillful working of horses, dogs and cattle by current masters of their trade, exercising unbelievable subtleties of communication.

Studying Master works by artists such as Russell, Borein, Rungius and Wyeth as well as current members of Cowboy Artists of America and the fine western art other leading western artists, Patrick Landes has developed a style that clearly demonstrates romance and authenticity. The kind of content sought by serious art collectors and fans of the western genre alike.

Landscape PaintingAbout Patrick

Painting full time, with work now hanging in both private and corporate collections, Patrick is motivated by horizons limited only to the scope of his imagination and hard earned miles of firsthand experience.

He seeks to accurately portray the visual language of open range, good horses, smart dogs, tough cattle, and even tougher people: an environment that is now all but lost. His portrayals, of the color, tradition and romance of the contemporary west, are certainties in description couched in artistic probability.

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Painting ProcessPainting Process

Painting process for Western Art by Patrick Landes

On this page I propose to demonstrate how to build a painting. Being self taught I am sure there are many other ways to achieve the same ends but for me, this is what works.

The idea, as previously stated, comes from an event or exercise I have sometimes been told about but more often witnessed or participated in.

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Random ThoughtsRandom Thoughts

Just about every thing comes with disclaimers these days. This is mine. First and foremost, I make no pretense about being a cowboy. I am not.

That said I have met the odd truly authentic cowboy. They are damn rare creatures that pretty much keep to their own kind, and like it that way.

On the other hand, I have had the good fortune to spend many hours in the company of people who have many of the skills, mannerisms and ethics that we tend to associate with the term cowboy . It is from this experience that I draw my subject matter.

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