Piece description from the artist
This painting is named for Hank the ranch foreman. Rancher Cody assigned Hank the job of watching out for wolves, coyotes, and cougars. Ever vigilant, Hank rounds up Rosie and her colt Boomer and herds them to the barn "to keep a closer eye on 'em."
Artist Debra Wadlington was inspired to paint this story based on a favorite book of her daughter's "Hank the CowDog"
Debra Wadlington paints in a style that reflects the realism of the cultures of the American West and Southwest. Debra’s life-long passion resonates throughout her art with every stroke of color, skillfully capturing the indelible spirit of the land, the people, and traditions.
Native to New Mexico, where she attended school and began her career in art, Debra’s academic achievements include degrees in Bachelor of Science in Art, Bachelor of Art in Secondary Education Certification, and a Masters in Elementary Education. She has taught at various grade levels in primary and secondary schools, in addition to college as an adjunct Professor of Art. Debra resides in Texas, where she continues to paint her passion.