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Eugenia Talbott Featured in Rodeo News

Artist Eugenia Talbott Adderson with "Lunatic Fringe" on easel. Image by Lee Otsubo

Artist Eugenia Talbott Adderson with “Lunatic Fringe” on easel.
Image by Lee Otsubo

Lunatic Fringe—the legendary saddle bronc and true rodeo celebrity—has a huge fan base, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet this year in Wickenburg, Arizona. He’s a big, powerful horse, and stunningly beautiful. 15 years old, 1325 lbs. and 15.2 hands. I’m told he’s a gentleman, but that he took his job seriously in the arena. He appeared 11 times at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR).

Bruce Hunt, father of Anna Hunt and soon to be father-in-law to Matt Burch, commissioned my painting of Lunatic Fringe. Matt and his brother Chad own Burch Rodeo Company and Lunatic Fringe, who is said to be one of the best saddle broncs in generations. It was a fun project and an honor to paint this handsome stallion. Lunatic was retired after this year’s 2016 NFR at the New Year’s “Buckin’ Ball” in Gillette, Wyoming. Now he spends his days with his mares in Gillette.

Rodeo News magazine featured Lunatic Fringe and Burch Rodeo Co. on their April 2017 cover. They followed the piece with a special review about me, my art, and the painting I created of the Burch’s famous horse. You can see it online at

New Painting Named by Charles Sampson Artist Eugenia Talbott Adderson with famed pro rodeo Bull Rider Charles Sampson and her painting, Don't Call Me Buttercup

Artist Eugenia Talbott Adderson with PRCA Hall of Fame pro bull rider Charles Sampson, who entitled her painting, “Don’t Call Me Buttercup”

I’ve had my winter studio for the last two years at the Rusty Rooster in Wickenburg, AZ. The owner, Gerri Warren, has become a great friend. Rusty Rooster is where I painted “Lunatic Fringe” and my painting of a longhorn bull that was entitled “Don’t Call me Buttercup!” by my friend, Charles Sampson. Charles is a World Champion bull rider, inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and holds countless other honors.

Both paintings are available in limited edition prints at Rusty Rooster (928-684-6884), my website, and via my Facebook email address. The “Lunatic Fringe” print on canvas measures 20″ w x 25″ h.

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