“A Romp around the Ranch.”

The Shufelts’ quarter horse “Bank” and terrier “Tigger” at play on The Fly~N~J Ranch, New Mexico.

 “Lookin’ for Sign”

Brian the Fiddler on the The Fly~N~J Ranch, New Mexico. 

 “Been There Done That.”
Bob Shuflet roping a calf on the L-H Ranch, New Mexico.

Now on exhibit in the Aline & John K. Goodman Gallery

The Shufelts’ Christmas Cards

Bob “Shoofly” Shufelt is one of the best known Western artists, famous for his graphite drawings so rich in detail that they put photographs to shame. Rancher and artist, the Shufelts lived and worked on many ranches, including those in southern Arizona. “The Christmas cards” are a series of lithographs derived from Shoofly’s original drawings of ranching life and have been given as gifts each holiday season. The Shufelts recently donated their entire series of Christmas card lithographs to the Amerind.


“Shoofly’s drawings are the result of forty-five years in the saddle, working diligently as a cowboy enabling his soul to absorb “The Cowboy Way.” With consummate technique both dramatic and subtle, his art crystallizes the world of today’s ranching–its isolation and its camaraderie, its action and its stillness. The artist’s subjects live in an intensified world of light, shadow, and texture far beyond realism, yet so clearly defined, they make color seem a distraction.”

—Follow the artist on Facebook under Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt or Julie Shufelt


Photograph of artist Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt