Bighorn Gallery Exhibits
Ted L Sorensen
Ted Sorensen grew up in central Utah in a ranching and farming family. Most of his time, when not in school, involved working with cattle and horses. Long days in the saddle, moving cattle to the summer
range and back provided a background which would late influence his field of interest as an artist.
A local artist got Ted involved in painting as a youngster but, although he always held an interest, it was much later in life when he finally found the time to pursue art seriously. His second career, as an artist
began about fifteen years ago, while living and working on the White Mountain Apache Indian reservation.
Ted now resides with his wife Lynda in beautiful Moab, Utah. Working in oils, he draws inspiration from his lifelong closeness with nature, his experience working with cattle and horses and his interest in the
history and culture of the Native Americans.
My life long experiences in the mountains and deserts of Utah, as well as being fortunate enough to have lived and worked among the White Mountain Apaches have been an incredible influence on the
type of paintings that I create. The extended time I’ve spent observing the nuances of plants and animals helps with technique but, there’s something more. Something that nature teaches you if you let
it. It’s something that Native Americans understand.
I also love western history. I love the story of the American cowboy, the pony soldiers, the Indian nations and their interactions with each other. There are so many stories to tell and I strive to tell them with my art. Each image I create is the beginning of another story, an attempt to elicit an emotion which leads the viewer to finish the story as only they can.
Each painting is done in oil, usually depicting a scene from a bygone or disappearing western culture or way of life, a scene that suggests a relationship with our earth. Again, it’s something that Native