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 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, 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 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 .sympathetic wife, who follows him into the wild', at a moment's notice, he began began to produce paintings of a marked marked Individuality, and recently exhibited exhibited them here. Warner was born and spent his boyhood on a ranch in Western Canada. Canada. He besan life in the Southwest 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 .service during the World War. He mot Mrs. Warner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They spent their honeymoon honeymoon on a 350-mile pack trip through New Mexico anc! Arizona.