About me

When I was a baby my daddy still worked the farm with horses. But I didn’t get my own horse ‘Lady’ till I was nearly five years old. It was about that time that I started to draw horse pictures. I would draw them out of my head and then go out and look at the horse to see if I was doing ok, and if it didn’t look right, I would correct it against the real horse. Lady taught me to draw and ride, because if I wasn’t sketching her I was riding. This went on right through high school. I studied art at college. I spent my summers being a cowboy, doing rodeo, and wrangling a dude ranch. Most of my adult life has been split between art and horse related jobs. Now I mainly do art for a livelihood. But I have a string of nice horses, and I take in an occasional horse to train.

If I went to a kindergarten reunion and someone asked me what I was doing with my life these days, I’d say I do pretty much the same thing as when I graduated from kindergarten. I ride horses and draw pictures.

4 Responses to About me

  1. Sue Frykman says:

    ‘ride, paint and write well! I enjoy your blogs. Wish your Klu was a mare. My daughter dreams of finding a Crabbet mare to breed to her stallion. Our first horse was a remarkable Ferzon mare who looked much like your gelding. She died suddenly in 2003 at 24 years. We still miss her as I’m sure you miss your stallion.

  2. jrlewis says:

    Thank you Sue for the kind words.

  3. Mary Ellen says:

    Yes, and when you were in kindergarten we could have pretty well predicted you would be drawing and riding horses as an adult.
    Come see us in MT.
    Merry Christmas

  4. J.R. says:

    Merry Christmas cousin Mary Ellen, it is great to hear from you. We would like to come out and visit you guys. I hope we can do it this year.

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