The prairie paintings are scenes or things one would see in the southwest during a cattle roundup or in a western movie with John Wayne. They were painted in the early to mid 1900's. Some paintings are quiet and peaceful while others are chocked full of action and energy. These paintings include cowboys, Indians, horses, wild animals, and one woman looking out in the distance. The selected art pieces were chosen for their meticulous detail to color, lighting, texture and space as well as the pleasant view to the eye.