I have always driven by the Walton Ranch and have been amazed to find it still in a pristine state despite development encroaching all around. While doing a residency at the National Museum of Wildlife Art years ago, I met the owner and her cousins, and discovered that we were related, an Arnold having married a Walton in Evanston, Wyoming in 1912. I was invited out to the Ranch and have since painted it a number of times. I learned that the property was under an easement to protect it from development and was quite excited to think of that corridor of pristine land being protected forever. I enjoyed going back to the place for View22 and painting such a fine stretch of pasture still being worked today in a way that is fast disappearing.
– Joe Arnold