My name is Warren L. Bain. I am a native of New Mexico, living there nearly all of my life. I was raised in the mountains of Southern New Mexico in Mayhill, where I went thru eighth grade in a two room school, then to Cloudcroft High School.
I went to work with the U.S. Forest Service on February 19, 1962, and stayed with the Service doing many different things such as Firefighting, Range, Wildlife, and Timber Management. I also served as Law Enforcement in Mayhill and Cloudcroft Districts.
The time period of April 1964 to June 1969, I transferred to the Grants Job Corp Center. There, I served in the position of work leader, counselor/dorm manager, and Fire Boss for the Firefighter crew. When the Job Corp program closed, I transferred to Cloudcroft Ranger District. On April 8, 1994, I ended my career with the federal government.
Most of my last twenty years with the government, I raised horses as a hobby and am still active in raising and training, as well as a breeding program for myself and outside locally. I now own one 6 year old lineback Dun stallion that is 96.88% Foundation Bred. Dusty is AQHA, FQHA, and registered as a sire with APHA. We have two paint mares bred by him and I also own a Missouri Foxtrotter gelding.
In 1990, I started building and working on wood with Fay Walker, an artist who created the Smokey Bear Cub in a burned tree for the federal government, using it on all of their fire prevention information. The New Mexico State Forestry uses the same on their fire information brochures. We created over 250 clocks and murals.
In September 2007, I became a Texas resident here in Blanco and live about 10 miles out. I now work with artist Janet Fisher creating clocks. We have a number finished and some incomplete works in progress. We do custom work for anyones preference or our own design. I will do illustrations and furnish sketches on commission projects. There will also be a demonstration at the Tejas Art Club on June 19th at the Blanco Library.