Jim Rey

Western Artwork

Jim Rey After spending 25 years near the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado, Jim Rey
and his wife Sharon recently moved to a small farm in the Sandhills of Nebraska.  The fabulous landscapes that surround him and the field studies and action scenes that he gathers on his visits to local ranches, provide Jim with all the inspiration he could ever need for his documentation of the living American West.  In addition, Jim often travels to wild horse habitats to study, photograph and paint America's wild mustangs.

No one captures the spirit of the wild horse like Jim Rey!!

More biography below....

  

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The Point Rider
The Point Rider

Making His Rounds

Sandhills Spring
The Cavvy Quitters
The Cavvy Quitters
JIM REY A Branding in the Sandhills
A Branding in the Sandhills
MOUNTAIN TRAIL COWBOY ART
Mountain Trail
JIM REY WHEN ITS ALL WORKIN COWBOYS IN ART
When It's All Workin'
JIM REY Western Artwork
Breaking Back

Run for Fun
JIM REY The Perfect Tree christmas cowboy picture western art prints
The Perfect Tree
Mustangs in the Sage horse pictures and western art prints Jim Rey
Mustang in the Sage
The Christmas Pony western cowboy horse pictures and art prints by Jim Rey
The Christmas Pony
Jim Rey Joint Custody rodeo pictures and horse artwork
Joint Custody
Playful Mama horse pictures and western art prints Jim Rey
Playful Mama
So Nyaah horse pictures and western art prints Jim Rey
So Nyaah
Jim Rey Mustang Mama horse pictures and horse artwork
Mustang Mama
Tuckered western cowboy horse pictures and art prints by Jim Rey
Tuckered
GOING FOR IT
Going for It
Jim Rey Between Mountain Showers horse pictures
Between Mountain Showers
THE DISCOVERY BY JIM REY
The Discovery
Double Dare western cowboy horse pictures and art prints by Jim Rey
Double Dare
Winter Haven western cowboy horse pictures and art prints by Jim Rey
Winter Haven
PRAIRIE PRIMROSE horses
Prairie Primrose
Too Far Gone Saloon western cowboy horse pictures and art prints by Jim Rey
Too Far Gone Saloon
The Legend Wall western cowboy horse pictures and art prints by Jim Rey
The Legend Wall
Biography Continued

With his world as a backdrop, Jim mixes his ranch work experience, years of historical research and creates beautiful, authentic art works.  Rey graduated from the "old school" of painting; "I read a lot on my own, went through every art book I could get my hands on, and learned to paint by painting."  Before he established a reputation as a western artist, Jim completed many commissioned works. He did 51 paintings for the Encyclopedia Britannica, illustrating the history of the Buffalo in the American West.  He was the Graphic Arts Director for Bilingual Children's Television, Inc., Graphic Arts Director for "Over Easy" starring Hugh Downs and Phyllis Diller and was the Art Director for the Emmy Awards in 1973, 1974 and 1976.  Jim's paintings are authentic and real, and they come to life as you look at them. He puts his subjects into real situations so the viewer can watch them react.  "I strive to take a thought and bring in my way of looking at things to situations I care about."