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Jan 21

Oklahoma artist, Tyler Crow, creates graphic for NDOC 2014 Hatch Poster

The western art world often ponders where its next generation of talented and committed artists might come from. One of those artists will certainly be from Apache, Oklahoma, and his name will be Tyler Crow, the young man who is contributing the artwork for the National Day of the Cowboy’s very special 10th Annual NDOC commemorative Hatch Poster. To commemorate this milestone event, this will be our first poster to be in three colors, rather than our traditional two-color poster.

Tyler, who has spent his life in the small town of Apache, Oklahoma, is always proud to mention, he’s, “pure Oklahoma cowboy clean to the bone.” Right up to the day he graduated from ApacheHigh School in 2007, Tyler always had paper and pencil with him; always for the purpose of drawing horses. Then, during his senior year he entered one of his pencil drawings in the Oklahoma Youth Expo at the prestigious NationalCowboy & WesternHeritageMuseum in Oklahoma   City.  His submission won him Reserve Best of Show and a scholarship to attend a week long summer painting workshop co-taught by Bruce Greene and Martin Grelle (both members of Cowboy Artists of America). Incredibly, this was the first time Tyler had ever held a paintbrush in his hand. Since their first meeting and that first workshop, Tyler has attended three more painting workshops co-taught by Greene and Grelle.

When you view the results of this young cowboy’s talent and effort, you see that Tyler Crow is an artist who paints from deep within his heart. His paintings are of things he knows and cares about…scenes from cow country; of horses and cattle and men and women, rendered from reality. Clearly, Tyler takes his art seriously. He is determined to improve upon his gift through study and hard work. His plans are to continue studying art and work toward a career as a Western artist. In two recent shows at which he submitted work, Bosque Arts Classic and Small Works Great Wonders, Tyler received the coveted People’s Choice Award.

As you’ll see for yourself when you view his art, words like ‘remarkable’ and ‘incredible’ don’t even begin to describe the images this young man creates with pencil and brush.

The National Day of the Cowboy is proud to have Oklahoma western artist, Tyler Crow, join the growing list of mega-talented national artists who have contributed to the NDOC commemorative Hatch Poster project. That illustrious list already includes Jennifer M. Ward of Arizona, Teal Blake from Texas, Zane Mead from New Mexico, Christina Holmes of California, Jim Harrison from Florida, Jim Clements of Kansas and Utah artist, Don Weller.

(To reserve your copy of the 2014 National Day of the Cowboy Hatch poster featuring the artwork of Tyler Crow commemorating the 10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy, please see our GoFuneMe project. http://www.gofundme.com/62mr30 )