Cheyenne Schutt and Pals
any painting for larger view
nothing like a rodeo and a bunch of cowboys to get a person's
"The Round Up Twins",
a watercolor of surviving neon in Yellowstone, Montana
Memorial Day Lilacs
"Delphiniums du Jour"--14x20"
"Kit's Night Out"--22x29"2x29"
Cheyenne Schutt, one
of the countries preeminent watercolor
painters, has spent parts of her life in all four corners
of the country. She has settled in the old copper mining town
of Bisbee, Arizona where her art studio is perched on the side
of a hill above town. She shares her studio, with a view of
Historic Old Bisbee and Sonora, Mexico with her beloved dogs
Noodle and Rags.
an artistic career that
began in the early 1980's, Schutt's art reflects her interest
in the Wild West, both real and imagined. With camera in hand
and dogs in tow she spent countless hours on the open roads,
back roads, country roads, and dirt roads in search of the elusive
of time was spent behind
the bucking chutes at such rodeos as Cheyenne, Reno, the National
Finals Rodeo and in countless little arenas throughout the west
as a rodeo photographer/artist zealot and cowgirl roper wannabe.
this time of travel she
explored much of the old West and her love of history took her
to special out-of-the-way places like ghost towns, Indian ruins,
Military forts, national parks and towns that have seen more
prosperous times. Many of her watercolors sprang from these
travels and became subject for her paintings.
the late 80's Tad
decided to put her cowboy art and western peripatetic lifestyle
on the back burner and fulfill a fantasy of living in New England.
She moved to a small, historic village in Vermont, enjoying
many years of semi-solitude and a quiet, country lifestyle.
came easily at this time. The New England architecture, the
gorgeous gardens and the regionalism of a luscious part of the
country were easy to translate into paintings. After discovering
a local inn's sunporch one bright spring morning the lovely
spot became her studio where she assembled and photographed
flora still lives from local gardens. These paintings became
the basis for her Sun Porch Series.
of these painting and an intense love of Vermont, the unbearable
winters drove her back West in 1994 where she settled in warm
and quirky Bisbee, Arizona, a lovely old Copper Mining Town
on the border with Sonora, Mexico. Fortunately summers are still
spent in Vermont camping with no electricity or running water
on an eleven acre woodlot.
A divine inspiration
in 2002 led her to open the Sleepy Dog Guest House, next door
to her watercolor studio. Filled with art and quirkiness and
a real Western atmosphere, the Guest House caters to travelers
and their dog friends. The endeavor has Tad to devote more time
to her art and meet some wonderful people and dogs along the
living back in the west,
the watercolors coming out of her studio are reflecting her
interest in history and the cowboy myth and combining them with
her kitchy collections of western souvenirs and ephemera. Still
lives of copper hats, ceramic boots, photos, and toys from the
50's all vie for a center position on one of her still lives.
another love and have shown up numerous times in Tad's watercolors--great
big, red Hatch chiles and lime green beauties from Mexico. Some
hefty battles have taken place between plastic cowboys and Indians
on her vintage tablecloth mesa panoramas.
Cheyenne Schutt's watercolors
have won numerous awards--a regional award in the annual Arts
for the Parks Competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the National
Watercolor Society Past President's Award and the Taos National
Exhibition of American Watercolors award for Realism.
work has been featured on
the cover of the National Finals Rodeo Program, the Reno Rodeo
Poster and Program cover, the Sierra Vista, AZ Cowboy Poetry
Poster, in Nevada Magazine, and the annual executive Southwest
of our paintings are available as prints, merely click on the
painting for a larger view. E-mail me if you are interested
in having something sent to you.
you for visiting our Watercolormaster
web site and gallery. I hope that you find something enjoyable
here. We would love it if you became a collector of our art
work. If you have any questions about a specific painting please
e-mail me or call the studio in Bisbee, Arizona at 520.432.3057