Roger Ayres was active/lived in New Mexico. Roger Ayres is known for western landscape, figure-cowboy.
Biography Roger Ayres
The following is from The Taos Gallery Scottsdale
Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ayres paints western subjects from first-hand exposure to western life. He spent his childhood on a farm near Gruver in the Panhandle of Texas and then worked as a foreman on a ranch in Nebraska. He reminisces about the camaraderie among cowboys and the open hearted, warm sharing that characterizes isolated rural communities.
However, from earliest childhood, he wanted to be an artist. "I enjoyed drawing horses and cattle, and I was good at it. And those animals never complained about the likeness." When he gave the woman who owned the Nebraska ranch a painting, she said: "Why on earth are you cowboying for a living when you
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