About the Artists
Bernie Brown - Western Pencil Artist
Bernie Brown is a self-taught pencil artist, born and raised in the province of Saskatchewan, now living in Okotoks, Alberta. A former junior high school art and physical education teacher, he has been a full-time artist for nearly 20 years.
With a technique and style very much his own, he captures in vivid detail, scenes that depict a prairie heritage and western culture. Whether it’s an action picture of a herd of wild horses, or wildlife, rodeo or a prairie scene, Brown ‘s eye for detail has made him one of Canada ‘s most recognized professional artists.
Brown ‘s artwork has earned him many accolades, from the Best in Show and Feature Artist at the Calgary Stampede to numerous national and international awards. Brown ‘s art can be found in private collections all over the world and in many galleries in Western Canada, including his own BOOT HILL GALLERIES.
Rick McCann - Canadian Photographer
Born and raised in Saskatchewan's capital city of Regina, Rick McCann's interests and love for the art of photography spans over thirty years. Past and present careers have provided him the fortune to travel extensively throughout this province, uncovering its hidden beauty in his photos.
Photographing all species of wildlife in their natural habitat, Rick has captured everything from a spider spinning its web in the morning sun the majestic elk swimming in a serene northern lake. Even the golden eagle soaring so gracefully, high in the blue prairie skies did not escape the lens. Landscapes of lakes and rolling hills and the old buildings that dot the flat prairie farmlands soon to be a part of history are just a few of the subjects captured on his glossy canvas.
Rick has entered and won many competitions with his work over the years. His photo art can be seen in the Saskatchewan Wildlife Association calendars over the past few years and is available in several retail outlets in Saskatchewan. At present, Rick is in the process of creating a website for his art to be more accessible to everyone.
Rick now resides in Martensville, Saskatchewan and continues to add to his portfolio from all nature has to offer him in any given "photo opportunity"'