All These Years by Nancy Hines

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Nancy Hines

All These Years


91.44 × 76.2 cm | 36 × 30 in

Oil on canvas

  • Honorable Mention / Figurative

"All These Years" is a portrait of the relationship between Clyde and Elsie Frost, rodeo royalty, who celebrated fifty years together this past autumn. Clyde is a Ben Johnson Memorial Award recipient, and Lane, their late son, was a world champion bull rider and a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The movie, 8 Seconds, was based on Elsie’s original story of Lane’s rise in the rodeo world. Elsie fondly tucks her fingers into Clyde’s bronc riding ruined hand. They are both adorned with the evidence of trials and joys celebrated years ago, as well as today – their wedding, Lane’s triumph riding bulls, and his widow’s wedding ring, returned to Elsie upon her second marriage. The beautiful swollen joints, veins, and spots are well earned and reflect perfectly the character of the couple as the hardworking, down-to-earth people they are.