Robert Pummill’s work pays homage to cowboy life, Texas Hill Country, and Indigenous Peoples—in essence, a “colorful cavalcade of longhorns, horses, and heroes.” Pummill classifies himself as an “impressionist representationalist,” meaning that he focuses on the atmosphere of the landscape and subject. “Most of the new Western artists paint contemporary subjects, and they’ll use a photo for inspiration. I came from the old illustrator group: I studied portraiture on the way up so if I need a figure, I just draw that figure. I know how people sit on horses, how their body attitude tells you what they’re thinking, what they’re doing. I just draw it,” he said.
Source: Insight Gallery, The Boot