Deep in the heart of Texas, the limestone hills are covered in cedar and live oak. The Chisholm Trail is grown over now, but the old house and barns still stand proudly in testimony of another time. One of these old farmsteads dating from the 1870's is now home for Bruce Greene and his family.
Bruce was raised on stories of western adventure, and there was always art. "I can't remember when I didn't draw and mostly I drew horses."
In time his love of the West took form in rodeo. While at the University of Texas he did rodeo action portraits of other competitors to help pay the bills. After receiving his degree, Bruce began painting and sculpting the West full-time. In 1985, he started his study at the Cowboy Artists of American Museum. He received numerous awards and honors over the years, including the Silver Award in sculpture at the 31st CAA Exhibition, but Bruce will quickly tell you that his proudest moment as an artist was his induction into the Cowboy Artists of America in 1993.
In 1998 he began to travel north in the spring to the great old JA Ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon of Texas. "I go up there and stay on the chuck wagon with the JA hands and the neighbors that come to help. We ride a lot of miles and work all the calves. The kinship with these men and this country has renewed my commitment to artistically record the life of the contemporary cowboy. I have never enjoyed my work more."