Attention to detail and a strong story line are the trademarks of Western artist Jack Sorenson.
Growing up in Texas on his father’s dude ranch and frontier town on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon, Jack lived the scenes of the Wild West that he now paints, participating in mock gunfights and driving a stagecoach.
Later he moved on to breaking horses, which he continued to do after marrying his high school sweetheart, Jeanne, and while he began to paint more seriously. “I’ve known all my life that I was going to be an artist,” he says. “It’s like a preacher being called–it’s what I’m supposed to do.” After his first one-man show sold out, Jack opted for painting full time.
“I believe that great paintings should tell a story–they should involve the viewer,” Jack explains. “Too much of Western art today is basically a cowboy or Indian rididng through a Western landscape. We have the opportunity as artists to do so much more.”
Today Jack is one of Leanin’ Tree’s top-selling Western greeting card artists. His images have also appeared nationally in connection with a wide variety of products, ranging from prints and puzzles to wallhangings, as well as on the cover of such magazines as Western Horseman, The Cattleman and Quarterhouse Journal.