Leather Paintings

In the spring of 2015, the beautiful and historic Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming commissioned me to reproduce detailed leather paintings for the renovation of their famous Silver Dollar Bar.  The original 65 year old leather paintings were made in 1945 – 1950 by Paul Clowes, (1903 – 1959) an artist from Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Wort renovation plans called for duplication of the original Silver Dollar Bar, which resulting in adding a second bar in the new addition, called the Silver Dollar Showroom.  The paintings span 30.5 feet in length by 10 inches in height, and are installed above the bar.  The history of Jackson Hole is portrayed in the nine paintings above the bar.

The leather panels were distressed and dyed to capture the original smoky patina, then the scene was burned into the leather with pyrography pens and painted in acrylic.

Warriors - Leather and Acrylic, Scene 1

Warriors 44″ X 10″

Hunting Bison

Hunting Bison 41″ X 10″

Trappers and Fur Traders

Trappers and Fur Traders

Trapping Beaver

Trapping Beaver in the Tetons

Rendevous in Jackson Hole

Rendevous in Jackson Hole

Surveyors

Surveyors come to the Tetons

Homesteaders

Homesteaders

Cattle Rustlers

Cattle Rustlers

Wild Cowtown

Wild Cowtown, Jackson Hole

End of the Cattle Drives

Coming of the Short Horns – End of the Cattle Drives

Signature

Signature