Jack Sorenson

by Sarah Judson November 11, 2014

sorenson early_morning_palo_duroTexas artist Jack Sorenson grew up near the rim of Palo Duro Canyon and worked at nearby Six Gun City as a stagecoach driver, a performance gunfighter and as a horse trainer. Today, he paints there regularly with the Palo Duro Plein Air Painters, capturing the various seasons and scenes throughout the year. He has been a professional artist for forty years, and even has a place named after him - Sorenson Point - which has become popular for rock climbers as well as plein air painters. In 2009 the Texas Legislature passed a resolution to honor Sorenson. s legacy Here is a link to his paintings at Joe Wade Fine Art in Santa Fe. His art brings to life the cattle, horses, people and stories of the old west, the breathtaking skies and landscape of the Palo Duro Canyon and the Rockies. Above is Goodnight's Legacy which depicts a herd of the native plains bison which Charles Goodnight and his wife rescued from extinction in Texas.sorenson cold_canyon_morning The top and bottom paintings are plein air pieces done on site at Palo Duro. Sorenson is also one of the best-selling artists at Leanin' Tree Greeting Card Company, has illustrated two books and countless magazine covers.



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