Dad sniffed out a real cowboy in Santa Rosa, NM, who also happens to be an amazingly creative artist. His name is Olen Taylor and he makes all kinds of cool stuff, including real horse saddles and other leather art – by hand! He and his Dad even made cowboy boots in the past and still have some really neat bootmaking equipment. Olen also draws and paints and is a true cowboy poet to boot as well as a musician. How’s that for creative?! Oh, yeah, he trains horses, too. He’s a busy guy! Did we mention that he’s legally blind? But that apparently doesn’t stop Olen Taylor. If you’re interested in checking out his work at Taylor Canyon Gallery, give him a call at 505-472-3706 in Santa Rosa. He’s got lots of interesting stories to tell you and cool art to show you!
Here are some photos of Olen and his studio and some of his art:
Olen's workshop and studio
Handcrafted horse tack and paintings.
Aren't those handtooled corners on the frames really cool?
Olen with a work in progress.
Check our Photo Kibble page for more pics of Olen's work soon.
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