Dallas Mayer, Ranch Lady

by Sarah Judson December 02, 2014

s tower Amarillo, Texas, near Palo Duro Canyon, is a center for the arts, and Carl enjoyed meeting many plein air painters there last month. One of them, Dallas Mayer (shown above on location at Devil's Tower, Wyoming), actually lives in the Oklahoma panhandle and commutes about 100 miles to participate in events and maintain her gallery in Amarillo. mayer white park She grew up on a ranch and has been married to a rancher for 33 years. Her gallery even hosted an event for one of our favorite authors, John Erickson, who writes stories of the Texas panhandle in the voice of Hank the Cowdog. mayer three_to_go_sm "The end of the day with the sun setting low and the long shadows of light playing off the hills bring a happiness that is an artist’s dream. I believe my early years seasoned me to live life with fewer worldly conveniences allowing me to appreciate the simple pleasures of ranch life." mayer King-of-the-Mountain



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