Alice Leese

Space Cowboys

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60″


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“The James Webb Space Telescope was launched in December of 2021 and we are starting to see images further back in the history of the cosmos than ever before. This painting is about the things we cannot see but sense are there in our universe. The cowboys are still there doing their jobs as caretakers of the land, urbanites may not see them except in movies and photographs, but they are there just like deep space.” – Alice Leese

This is a quote about Space Cowboys from Daniel Womachel:

“I have experienced a situation like that depicted in your beautiful painting. I was gathering longhorns on a very remote ranch in the Sierra Viejo Mts., in Presidio Co. I was alone an looking for cattle and smuggler tracks near a small stream, and I didn’t want to get ambushed. I was riding an 1882 style saddle and had a model 1886 Winchester rifle across the saddle in front of me. All of a sudden a B-1-B bomber went over my head at treetop level. In all aspects I was in 1886, looking to avoid hostile Indians and gather wild cattle near that stream. However, over my head and intruding into my consciousness was the 21st century. It was a very memorable incident.”

Total dimensions: 48 x 60 x 1.5″
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Alice Leese

Alice Leese

Leese grew up on the YT Ranch in Winkler County Texas, where she and her husband Rob live and work. She paints the landscape of the ranch that usually includes cows, cowboys, windmills, wildlife, the oil field, and the people who live there, presented in the present environment to illustrate the themes of conservation and adaptability. Leese’s work has been exhibited in museums and resides in collections around the country.

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