MIKE TABOR---American Artist
Mike Tabor is one of the southwest’s most respected western expressionist
painters. Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, the third-generation rancher began
drawing and sketching at an early age. In 1974, he began his formal training
at Tarleton State University. Upon his graduation, he cowboyed around central
Texas working on various ranches. Mike maintains a family ranching operation
in Central Texas.
Tabor has worked with clients and corporations from coast to coast, and has
been spotlighted in numerous print publications. "Southwest Art" took notice
of Tabor's talent and featured him both as their 2005 artist to watch and in
a 2006 issue dedicated to cowgirls. Influenced by the Pop Art movement of the
1960s and the French impressionists, Tabor credits his modernistic approach
to a continuing drive to take western themes in a new direction. While his
figures remain sensual, his work has been called "Post Modern Western". Tabor
has embraced several different mediums throughout his career featuring
paintings, sculptures and assemblages. What begins as concerns for light,
mood, and color theory becomes intense emotional interpretation in the hands
of this master.
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The world in which we live never ceases to amaze me. The texture
of a simple stone can capture my attention as easily as dramatic
landscape. It is difficult to describe the delight I take in
discovering a beautiful detail in an object that goes largely
unnoticed by most people. Sometimes a greater understanding of
the whole can be gained by close examination of it’s parts. With
that in mind, I have attempted to recreate this feeling of
discovery in my work.
My pen and ink drawings begin with very small scribbles. This
scribbling is then built up, layer upon layer, until form,
contour, and depth appear. The intent of this is to create a
piece that is as interesting when viewed mere inches away as it
is from across the room. It is hoped that each image will draw
the viewer in for a closer look and that the closer look will
provide a greater understanding of the image.
Sarah Karnes Artist