Contemporary Cowboy Art By Gary Morton
Gary began cowboying on different ranches as a teen and ultimately became wagon boss on the historic Bell Ranch in New Mexico. The life of cowboying makes Gary more than familiar with his subjects. “I don’t just paint for myself, but to honor the working cowboy.” Gary’s paintings are realistic, accurate and his attention to detail allows him to be honest to himself and the people he paints.
He has served on many boards throughout his career. He is one of the founding directors of the Working Ranch Cowboys Association and served as Vice-President and President. He remains a WRCA Director and chairman of rules and sanctioning. "I don't just paint for myself, but to honor the working cowboy."
He was on the New Mexico Arts Commission for eight years and served as Chairman. In 1995, Governor Gary Johnson appointed Gary as Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs in Santa Fe.