Peter Robbins’ passion for the wilderness, horses and “the way of the cowboy” go back to his earliest memories of their small ranch in Oklahoma. Their one-eyed cutting horse was the embodiment of everything mythical and magical about a horse. He says that between the ranch and a steady diet of the Lone Ranger, The Rifleman and Bonanza, he was destined to pursue the romance of the West.
Robbins began his photojournalism career in 1978 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. He freelanced for major U.S. newspapers and European and American magazines photographing everything from wars in Central America and the Middle East to fashion in Paris, Milan and New York.
In the 1990s he had the opportunity to photograph a West Texas ranch and reconnected with his passion for horses and the cowboy way of life. Since then he has put all of his time and effort into creating an incredible portfolio of Western art and photography. He has had the opportunity to work alongside and photograph many great cowboys in Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Robbins lives in Dallas with his wife, Kim, who also has a career as a painter.
Visit his website at peterrobbinsart.com