The 100 limited edition, signed and numbered giclee reproductions are $500 each. A giclee print is generated from a high resolution digital scan and printed with archival quality ink to appear as a canvassed work of art. The limited number of 24 inch by 30 inch giclee prints are available for purchase through the WTAMU Alumni Association.
Lyles drew his inspiration for “Legacy of the Southern Herd” from the wide open skies of the Texas Panhandle, the beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon and the power of the plains with the University’s mascot, the buffalo. The framed 36 inch by 48 inch commissioned oil painting is currently hanging in the Alumni Association office on campus until its permanent location is determined.
Lyles, a noted western artist, graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He spent several years working the family farm with his father and brother in Hale County before pursuing painting full time. He is now an accomplished artist with works in galleries throughout Texas and New Mexico. His work has been seen on campus as well as in the office of Pete Laney, former Texas speaker of the house, at the annual Texas Cattle Feeders Convention, the O.S. Ranch Reunion Roping and Art Show, the Western Heritage Classic in Abilene and the National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock. He also has donated works for several years to the WTAMU Ag Development Association’s Annual Reunion. In addition to painting, Lyles also presents lectures and teaches workshops.
For more information about the “Legacy of the Southern Herd,” call the Alumni Association at 806-651-2311.