Charles Dayton inherited a strong connection to the American West. His ancestors, part of the Mormon migration, colonized high-mountain valleys in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. His great-great-grandfather was a missionary to Chief Washakie and the Eastern Shoshone.
Oil ManTen years ago, Jason Rich took a chance on an art career. That gamble paid off, and today the Utah artist's work has earned the respect of collectors, galleries and working cowboys.
Kim RagsdaleKim Ragsdale focuses on faces - character faces with wrinkles, broken teeth, no teeth and older faces. Her first drawings were of dogs, horses and cows because they're so important in western ranch life. They weren't child-like drawings, but were so accurate anatomically as to be mistaken for photographs.
Joe NetherwoodJoe Netherwood grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s, when youngsters played cowboys and Indians and mimicked their heroes: Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. These cowboys' western films set the stage and instilled in Netherwood a love for the West that still remains.
Giving Their Best ShotA South Texas ranch family uses their everyday vocation as a way to train world-caliber mounted-shooting horses.