Clipped From The Ruston Daily Leader
COWBOY ARTIST WINNING FAME — j EL PASO, Tex., (U.P.) - - William Rldci'le Warner, until 47, a cowboy, soldier and forest ranger, is winning fame as an artist. "I just began to paint," explains Warner. "While I was riding or camping, I used to find myself thinking, 'I'd like to paint that,' when the sun would be setting behind the mountains, or a bunch of cows would be milling toward a water hole, with a couple of hands lounging in the . c add'le after 'em. "I tried a few pictures in water colors and then in 'Oils, but I couldn't g-et the colors to blend right somehow. Once when I was in El Paso I happened in on Lewis Teel while he was painting. I watched and asked him .some questions." Warner went home and painted his first picture, using a chair as an easel. That was two years ago, i when Warner was 47. With hardwork j the encouragement of a .sympathetic wife, who follows him into the wild', at a moment's notice, he began to produce paintings of a marked Individuality, and recently exhibited them here. Warner was born and spent his boyhood on a ranch in Western Canada. He besan life in the Southwest with a team at Holbrook, Ariz., working first in the Indian Service, then UK a forest ranger, .spicing those years with a trip to the Orient "to .see what it WHS like," and army .service during the World War. He mot Mrs. Warner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They spent their honeymoon on a 350-mile pack trip through New Mexico anc! Arizona.