Artist's Bio – American Cowboy Art

Artist's Bio

Christopher Marona's fine art photographs possess a captivating blend of sumptuous color, dazzling light and compelling drama that pierce the very soul of our cowboy legacy. The artist captures the very essence of ranching lifestyle, linking wranglers of today with those who rode before. 

Marona has earned national acclaim for his fine art photography that is showcased in galleries around the country. Riders on the Edge of Night was acquired by the U.S. State Department for its Embassy Art Collection. His work has been featured in virtually every western or cowboy magazine over the last two decades.

Chris hosted several episodes of the television show, Canon Photo Safari. The first was filmed in Acadia National Park in Maine. Later episodes were shot in Australia and Tasmania with actor Wayne Knight whose many credits include Broadway, Seinfeld, Third Rock from the Sun, and Jurassic Park.

Chris has provided imagery for commercial clients such as Polo, Anheuser Busch, Aramark, US Post Office, Roper apparel, Wrangler, Coty and Jeep.

His editorial clients include Mountain Living, Luxe, Western Horseman, American Cowboy, Persimmon Hill, Southwest Art, and USA Today.

His books include “Colorado Cowboys,” published by Westcliffe, “Life in the Saddle” by Gretel Ehrlich, “Action Photography”, an educational publication by Jonathan Hilton, “A Ranching Legacy” and “A Heritage in Iron” both by Rafael Routson. He also photographed and produced the book “The Lindner Ranches, A Legacy of the West”. 

"Whether portraying cowboys on a roundup or reminiscing around a campfire, each photograph shows a vignette of a cowboy’s day." -- M.J. Van Deventer, Editor, Persimmon Hill magazine of the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Author,”Western Design”

"Marona captures the independence of the cowboy and the grandeur of his country better than any other photographer I know." -- Barry Corbin, Actor, Lonesome Dove, Conagher, Northern Exposure, Anger Management.