Edgar Sotelo’s vibrant images allow you to experience American heritage past and present. His accurate depictions show what life was like for the pioneers, Native Americans and present day cowboys. He strives to preserve history and to share his love for the West. His paintings show what it's like to be riding along with the working cowboys and the charros of the American West.
Most recently, Edgar has been awarded the 2015 distinguished alumni award for Texas Tech University - College of Animal and Food Science. He is being honored with his first one-man show at the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech. His paintings have garnered national attention through his award winning placings at the Phippen Western art show and sale at Prescott, Arizona; Cowboy Artists of America Joe Beeler memorial scholarship award; Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, Texas; Western States Horse Expo, Pomona, California; and Bosque Art Classic, Clifton, Texas.
He has been the featured artist at premiere events, such as America's Horse in Art at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum; the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech; "Trappings of Texas" at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross University; and 2015 National Cattlemen's Beef Association at their national convention.
A native of Durango, Mexico, Edgar came to the United States to attend Texas Tech. He now lives in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He and his wife, Michelle, have La Joya Quarter Horses, where they raise a few reining/cutting prospects. They have three artistic daughters who hope to follow in their father's footsteps.
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