A wizard with a pencil, Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt captures the flavor of ranching life in today’s West. Schufelt’s cowboys rope, ride, and straddle saddles as they herd their bovine charges. His starkly beautiful black-and-white graphite drawings of working ranch hands evoke a sense of the past and a way of life that is fast fading. A former illustrator based in Chicago, Shufelt headed west in 1976 and never looked back. For the past five years, the New Mexico-based artist has been juried into the annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.
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