Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cowboy Art by John Bye--Masters of the American West Artist

Just for the Fun of It, Original painting by John Bye
Cloud Watching Over the Kaibab Plateau, Original Painting by John Bye

John Bye portrays the modern cowboy in his highly detailed original paintings.
John was recently invited to participate in theAnnual Masters of the American West show at the Autry Western Heritage Museum, as his talent was recognized by the late John Geraghty of the Autry.
J Watson Fine Art represents John for his original paintings, and his limited editions are published by The Greenwhich Workshop.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Western Still Life Paintings by Museum Artist J. E. Weston

Civil War Relic 24 x 36 by J. E. Weston 

The Under Sheriff's Spurs 30 x 24 by J. E. Weston 

The Ceremony 24 x 30 by J E. Weston

These Western still life paintings by J. E. Weston have great lighting, composition, and detail. J. E. is the artist in residence at the Jackson Hole Historical Museum and his paintings often incorporate artifacts from the museum collection in the compositions.

He has painted for many museums in the US and Canada before entering the gallery market and has a promising future.

For more information about the artist or to inquire about one of his original paintings contact the gallery at 661 476-7558 or e-mail, or visit the website

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Masters of the American West Highlights

Longing for Home by Kyle Polzin
Family Traditions by Morgan Weistling
Capturing the Captain's Coat by Howard Terpning

As supporters of the Autry, we wanted to share some of the highlights of the Masters of the American West show this year.

This was the first year that selected works were offered in an open live bid format, rather than silent bid.  There were paintings in the live bid auction by Howard Terpning,  ZS Liang,, Mian Situ, and Kyle Polzin.

The rest of the available paintings in the show were sold by ballot box draw as usual.

Howard Terpning was close to 2 Million with the sale of his painting Capturing the Chief's Coat 40 x 50 which sold for 1.9 Million to the highest bidder. Limited Edition giclee canvases of the piece were produced by his publisher The Greenwich Workshop, and have already sold out at the publisher. Contact us if you are interested in adding one of Howard Terpning's original paintings or sold-out at publisher limited editions to your art collection.

We are also fortunate to have some of Howard's double signed Artist Proofs direct from the family vault that we can offer our collectors.

Morgan Weistling won the Purchase Award for his wonderful painting Family Traditions, which is now part of the Autry permanent collection.  We are very happy for Morgan's well deserved win, although it would hae been nice to be able to buy the painting for one of our collectors : )

Kyle Polzin exceeded expectations yet again with his painting Longing for Home 17 x 36 which sold for 60.000.

Overall it was a good night for Western art.

You can browse more Western art on our website, and we have more art available that is not on the website. Contact us at 661 476-7558 or e-mail and let us know if there is something on your wish list for art we can assist you with.

Monday, September 23, 2013

G. Harvey Art Reaches New High Price and Great Demand at Auction

Winter's Gold 24 x 36 by G. Harvery
Land of No Fences 24 x 36 by G. Harvey
New York, New York 40 x 30 by G. Harvey
Manhattan Showers 12 x 9 by G. Harvey  available from J Watson Fine Art

G. Harvey is truly an American treasure and collectors have been showing their appreciation of his beautiful original paintings with fierce bidding at auction recently.

Several (but not all) auction lots have closed with sales prices way over auction estimates. Notably at Jackson Hole Art Auction this September, Winter Gold (Western) sold for almost 170,000 with auction estimates of 60,000-90,000, Land of No Fences (Western) sold for over 140,000 with auction estimates of 70,000-90,000, and in April, the wonderful city scene New York, New York sold for over 281,000 despite auction estimates of 120,000-180,000, setting a new record for a G. Harvey painting at auction (so far).

Though rare, there are still some small G. Harvey original paintings at modest prices that can be acquired in the teens and twenties that we can offer to collectors wanting a one of a kind treasure from this talented artist, and some larger paintings as well.

As with any fine art, there are no guarantees about what will happen with prices in the future, so my advice is always to buy art that you love, rather than just for investment only.

Whatever the prices, G. Harvey's original paintings are beautiful and have wonderful impressionistic technique, and they bring joy to collectors and those who view them. They also bring to the world an appreciation for the simple things and good values that are part of the spirit of America.

You can view G. Harvey originals available from J Watson Fine Art  at the G. Harvey exhibit on our website, and for information or photos of additional originals contact us at 661 476-7558 or e-mail

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Interview with Morgan Weistling and rare original paintings.

Emmie's Gold 48 x 30 Original Oil on Canvas by Morgan Weistling

Sierra's Hood 20 x 14 Original Oil on Canvas by Morgan Weistling

Morgan Weistling has an exceptional talent. His work is reminiscent of some of the great masters like Renoir, Sorolla and yet he has his own unique signature.

It is no surprise that his original paintings are prized by collectors. His rich technique and ability to capture the essence of the spirit of his subjects and their emotions set him apart.  Morgan has won numerous awards and his originals grace the walls of museums and prestigious private collections.

We are fortunate to have a few rare original paintings available by Master of the American West artist Morgan Weistling. We can also offer collectors his limited editions on canvas.

Despite Morgan's stellar position in the art world, he maintains his down to earth demeanor and his characteristic sense of humor. I interviewed Morgan and can share a behind-the-scene insight into the world of this famous artist with you here.

Call us at 661 476-7558 to add a Morgan Weistling original or limited edition canvas to your art collection.  You can read more about Morgan and view more of his artwork on the Morgan Weistling exhibit on our website.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Distinctive Style of Master Realist Artist William Acheff

Thoughts of My memories 20 x 16
Grinding Corn Day 22 x 28

Firelight by Strike-a-Light 20 x 16

William Acheff's paintings have been featured on the cover of many magazines.  His  paintings have a very distinct style that is widely recognized and admired. He is best known for his highly realistic still lifes of Native American artifacts. One can only imagine the patience it takes to create these beautifully detailed works of art.

William has won the Masters of the American West Purchase Award and he has won awards from the Prix de West show held by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Contact us at 661 476-7558 or e-mail for more information.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Original Western Art Wanted

The gallery is quite busy, and we are purchasing and accepting consignments of original Western paintings and original wildlife paintings by the following artists:

Frank Mc Carthy
Morgan Weistling
Howard Terpning
Frederic Remington
Marin Grelle
Frank Tenney-Johnson
Tim Cox
James Bama
Stephen Lyman
Z.S. Liang
Mian Situ
Kyle Polzin
Bonnie Marris
G. Harvey
Bill Owens
Michael Coleman
Nicholas Coleman

Contact J Watson Fine Art at 661 476-7558 or e-mail if you have an original painting (no prints) by one of these Western or wildlife artists that you would like to sell. You can also contact us through our website at .