All These Years by Nancy Hines

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Nancy Hines

All These Years

2020

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. 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.” – Nancy Hines