The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have R.W. (Roger) Brunk as a member of the organization.
Growing up on a stock farm in Missouri, Roger Brunk soon came to know the subjects that would dominate his artistic career. Since around the age of four, when he began drawing horses, he has focused primarily on this animal although he also enjoys painting the landscape and wildlife of the West.
As a self taught artist, Brunk has worked in various media but still continues to perfect his skill as a draftsman with the pencil and paints mainly in pastel and oil. It is primarily through his like experiences growing up around cattle and horses, living in the West and working on Wyoming ranches that have largely shaped his artisitc vision. Through his emphases on the Western ranch and cowboy culture, landscapes and wildlife, Brunk has conveyed his interpretations of these worlds.
Roger says this about his past and himself, “My Dad was more of a cowman than a farmer. Cattle were his first love and on a place in the Midwest, farming is a necessary part of any cow operation. I still recall my feelings seeing Dad saddle up his horse and riding out into the Missouri brush to gather cows and I was too little to help. I wanted to ride and help so badly I could taste it. I wated to be aroudn horses all the time and befan drawing them before I was school age. Those first impressions and experiences were the catalyst that got me started as a dedicated artist of the horse.
I’ve come to see the personal value of the lonely struggle to learn the artists craft. Over the years, I’ve been somewhat isolated from artistic circles and the mentor ship mature artists could have provided. To develop as a painter, as a consequence, has been at times discouraging, yet challenging and I believe it fits my temperament as a rather private and independent person. I believe my art reflects that unique individuality.”
Below are some images of Roger’s Artwork (Click Thumbnails to View Full Image)
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