As of this date 11-27-2014, this work has had 12,989 views

The movie Lonesome Dove was a huge turning point in my art journey and career. This painting was the first close to life size portrait I ever attempted.

Western and Cowboy art came to the forefront of my subject matter in the majority of my work with the challenge and completion of this painting.
This is an oil painting, 24" X 30" in size. A dominate statement piece and was created back in the late 80’s with the advent of the movie and still hangs in our home today. One of the first paintings a person sees when walking into our home.

I owe a lot to Gus and Woodrow…the characters and movie propelled me in a direction that I still strive for perfection. The Western Cowboy and Lifestyle.

Dedicated to all the Gus and Woodrow’s out there… the spirit of the West and Cowboy is still alive and well in this artist’s mind.

My Studio and Gallery is located in the Nevada/Arizona desert outside of Mesquite, Nevada.
I create my own work, compose commissioned pieces, teach private students and conduct 3 and 4 day drawing and painting workshops.

Thank you for viewing my art…comments always Appreciated…it is food for the Artist Soul.

I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
Thanks for viewing my work

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  • photojoey
    photojoeyover 6 years ago

    great work. Joe

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Thank Joseph…these two guys mean alot to me…

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 6 years ago

    beautiful artwork your really did a great job on it.. ..

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Thank you Nancy…This painting started me off in a whole new direction with what I felt I could accomplish…

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 6 years ago

    i love western movie and cowboy and gun-man. this painting is great!

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Thanks Hidemi…this painting was done over 10 years ago now…everytime I look at it, I am encouraged to continue on and see what else I might be able to do…

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsover 6 years ago


  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Thank you John…enjoyed looking through your work…

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 6 years ago

    fabulous work,masterful

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    Thank you Gary…Just watched the movie again last weekend…I think I seen it now about 27 times…never get tired of Gus and Woodrow…

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