In this Mackenzie Thorpe limited edition print for sale, a larger than life cowboy stands ready to shoot as he has just drawn his gun. Cowboys are an ongoing series for Thorpe that he likes to revisit as it reminds him of his childhood.
In this image, the cowboy is a simple line drawing, almost pop art in nature, set against a dark grey background. There are three figures nearly on top of eachother, one is drawn in orange and the others in red. The red cowboy has two guns at his side and the orange cowboy has already drawn, pointing directly at the viewer.
Some of Thorpe’s favorite childhood memories are of growing up in Northern England and playing American cowboys in the streets of his neighborhood. The cowboy offered a playful world of imagination and adventure. He fondly remembers watching programs on his knob turn tv that only received a few channels, one of which was American and “Spaghetti” westerns that were so popular at the time.
Mackenzie Thorpe creates his artworks with the purest pigment pastels made in England. The vibrant red and orange of the cowboys in this piece stand out against the simple background. The figures are faceless, as the viewer is meant to picture himself as the main character. We are instantly transported back to a time where our imaginations could run wild.
This Mackenzie Thorpe artwork is available for sale at the Marcus Ashley Gallery in Lake Tahoe. The cowboy seems to fit perfectly with the western aesthetic that can be seen in our region. Marcus Ashley Gallery is one of Lake Tahoe’s premier fine art galleries, situated in Heavenly Village’s bustling shopping district. The gallery has been locally owned and operated for 18 years, providing luxury customer service, as well as any recommendations for upcoming community events.
Go For Your Gun
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
|Shipping and Framing||
This will come to you either unframed and tubed with complimentary Continental U.S. shipping – use code ARTFREESHIP – or you can add a custom frame with us.