Roper on The Waldron

Pure West Art & Artifact Auction
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Dixie Edge B. 1960

Roper On The Waldron

16x20” oil

Estimate - $300-$500

Dixie Edge was born and raised in the Crowsnest Pass where her passion for art was first inspired by her mother. Edge is a self-guided artist. Her western lifestyle of ranching west of Cochrane, as well as competitive reined cow horse and rodeo, contribute to intimately understanding of her diverse subject matter for her brush to entertain a canvas. Living close to Morley has given opportunity to understand, interact and appreciate the culture and traditions of Indigenous peoples. Edge tries to embrace the moment and instill the feeling “of being” there in her paintings and she  believes in " paint what you know" theory. Edge’s pieces can be found in numerous collections and have been awarded numerous Western heritage and People’s Choice awards.

At the 2022 Pure West Auction, Edge’s painting, Headdresses, sold for 10 times it’s pre-auction estimated value at $20,060.

She says of Roper On The Waldron, “For many years it was rare to see a woman in the branding pen, roping. There were a few tough girl cowgirls out there, but not many were allowed into the roping circle. The young women of today have taken a hold of all the ranch task. This young cowgirl manages a portion of the Waldron Ranch.”