Gary Cheatham Art - Artist / G C A Originals

Education / Degrees

 Gary is a "self-taught" artist having an inate love of drawing, colors and composition; gravitating to Western culture coming from an early upbringing that is seen in several of his pieces. He prefers oil over other mediums and finds most satisfaction in western still lifes using various pieces of "cowboy" gear, guns and other artifacts found in the culture of the old west and everyday use by men and women who lived and worked on the frontier. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the tour!


Degrees earned from the Cowboy School of Hard Knocks: (western humor)


BCL (bachelor of cowboy learnin')



Alway drink upstream from the herd.

Don't squat with your spurs on!

If you find yourself in a hole, quit diggin'!

That poor boy don't know "come here" from "sic'em"!

Wisdom and schoolin' ain't the same things.

Don't go lookin' for trouble if it ain't botherin' you none.

The only reason to ride a mean bull or bronc is to meet a nurse!



MCL (master of cowboy learnin')


Don't let your yearnings get ahead of your earnings.

Just because you can, don't mean you should.

The quickest way to double you money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

It's better to be a has been, than a never was.

Just 'cause trouble comes calling, doesn't mean you have to offer it a place to sit down.

If you give up, how will you know you can't?

It's better to keep your mouth shut and look foolish, than to open it and prove everyone right.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it more the second time around!

Sometimes when life throws you a curve, you have to set your spurs, take a deep seat, and just let her buck!


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