Rocky Sullivan

Kansas Cowboy

Rocky has had a colorful, sometimes “rocky” life. He was raised in mountain ranch country near Durango, Colorado, then worked on ranches and feedlots in central and western Kansas for many years. He now lives in the Taos, NM, area. He is a Western history re-enactor, has performed in a number of cinema productions, and is an award-winning cowboy poet. We asked Rocky to sit for us for a day of figure drawing at Sherrie McGraw’s studio in Arroyo Seco where this piece was produced. His wife, Karen, is a favorite model at Sherrie and husband David Leffel’s studio and you will find her featured in many of David’s works over the years.