Robert L. Harrison



Robert Harrison is a native New Mexican, raised in the farming and ranching area of Guadalupe County, NM. Following his roots he pursued a career in technical agriculture with the United States Government Soil Conservation Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


After retirement he cultivated his life long interest in the world of art. While holding true to his interest in Agriculture, he delights in capturing the likenesses of old barns, windmills, churches and ranch scenes. He works primarily in pencil, ink, colored pencil and occasionally watercolor.


A self-taught artist, Harrison has developed his own style and procedures in acquiring the fine details of realistic art. He specializes in detailing existing buildings and scenes, removing all unwanted features that distract from the focal point, leaving only old, rustic features. Harrison compliments his drawings with frames he builds using stressed wood, and can custom build any frame special order to size, shape and style.


Although most of his works are framed in 8x10 inches or larger but he can also work in reduced sizes. Some of Robert's artwork can also be seen on a selection of greeting cards and Christmas cards.


In addition to working in pencil and ink, Robert also enjoys creating sculptures in Bronze, Alabaster and wood carving. He remains extremely detail oriented in each of his pieces.


Each of his drawings and paintings are a testimony to his Christian beliefs with the inclusion of three birds in the sky representing the Holy Trinity and a cross located somewhere within the work.


His artwork graces homes and businesses in private collections all over the United States as well as foreign countries. Commissioned pieces are welcome. Harrison’s work can be viewed at various shows in the Ruidoso area, including Art in Public Places sponsored by the Ruidoso Regional Art Council and galleries at locations throughout the southwest. Private viewings and inquiries may be arranged by contacting the artist at 575-378-8484, or e-mail at

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