Bradley Chance Hays, better known as Chance, grew up with a pencil in one hand and a rope in the other.
"Obviously I rodeo professionally, so I enjoy the aesthetics of the west, but I usually paint or do larger oils and water colors a little different pattern than some of your traditional western paintings."
His contemporary style of western art even caught the eye of an Olympic athlete.
Even though rodeo has come naturally to Chance and he plans on competing in the rodeo circuit, he relies on his artwork as his livelihood.
"It's my soul. I enjoy painting and drawing and if I did anything it would be continue to do art. Rodeo, and training horses and training working cow dogs being outside-it's a nice release from the studio and painting, and it's a good way to get out and see and do it and be apart of it. I feel like when you sit down and do it and paint, it comes out easier after you've been out and see it. It gives people an idea that I'm working around ideas."
Chance will be holding an art show and sale at Crouch Fine Art Gallery in the Sunset Center. 25% of each painting that's sold will go to the High Plains Children's Home.
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