Roger A. Ayres
PictureMaker Fine Art Studio & Ranch
Tom Lovel first called me a Picture Marker. From idea to drawing table to easel; from life models and plein air to studio work. Whether a portrait, landscape, wildlife or cowboy life, I am inspired by the process of making a picture. This process starts with preparatory works in charcoal, or ill or clay and vary from small studies to full-size compositions. Each fine art piece is accompanied by its own story and I try to complete the work with one of my original handcarved frames.
CA Member Tom Lovell, critiqued my work for many years. I was honored that he considered my work worth is very valuable time. Blending his knowledge and guidance to work I produced during the five years I studied under him.
Completed numerous workshops through the cowboy artists of America featuring; Joe Beeler, Gary Carter, Jim Norton, Howard Bring and more.
Awarded cash prize for best oil by Wilson Mark Earley, judge at the cowboy classic show in Albuquerque New Mexico, 1996.
Awarded best bronze at the same show the prior year.
Awarded a month-long special showing at the cowboy artists of American Museum in Kerrville, Texas.
Nominated for the 1992 Govenor’s award for excellence in the arts. Special introduction by New Mexico speaker of the house Raymond Sanchez to state legislators, opening the 1992 session as the state treasurer in the arts.
Cowby Classic, Albuquerque, New Mexico
American Indian and Cowboy Artist Show, guest artist, San Dimas, California
Mountain Oyster Club Show, Tucson, Arizona
Govenor’s Invitational, Nebraska