Califonia Bountiful

Luis Ortega's Rawhide Artistry

July/Aug. 2010 California Country magazine

Luis Ortega's Rawhide Artistry offers a comprehensive overview of his life, art and career. A native Californian, Ortega translated the horse gear of the vaqueros into works of modern art. More than a biography, the book vividly illustrates Ortega's rawhide art. Authors Chuck Stormes and Don Reeves are experts on cowboy history and horsemanship. $29.95 from the University of Oklahoma Press. Available through local booksellers or online at

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