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Arabella - - ARNOLD MOSLEY - Brett An­ning­son

Arnold Mosley likes to get up close and per­sonal with his sub­jects. And when he is paint­ing cowboys, this means go­ing on the cat­tle drive. He spends many hours in the sad­dle, work­ing his way right along­side ev­ery­one else. "You can­not truly ap­pre­ci­ate the cow­boy’s life and put that ex­tra au­then­tic­ity in your paint­ings," he ex­plains, "un­til you have ex­pe­ri­enced, for your­self, the dust, rain, snow and freez­ing cold." Of course, he comes by it nat­u­rally, hav­ing been born into the wilder­ness. It’s true. In1941, Arnold made his way kick­ing and scream­ing onto the fam­ily farm in a lit­tle Al­berta prairie town called Beaver­lodge. His par­ents and grand­par­ents raised oats, bar­ley and wheat near Hin­ton Trail, just south of the town. To sup­ple­ment farm in­come, they also ran a trap line nearby along the

left, Terry, graphite, 22" x 30" above, The Good Life, oil on can­vas, 30" x 48"

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