BAGGED – Limited Time Special!

Ltd Time Offer – only $239!

  • Ninth in a series of oilfield pencil art
  • Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE Exclusive Pencilneck ® Framing!
  • Available Custom Engraving on the plaque!

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Oilfield pencil art of hard work on an oil rig

Ninth in a series of oilfield pencil art

I came across an interesting statistic a while back: In this country, nearly half of the millionaires are either immigrants or the children of immigrants. 

I think there’re two reasons for this:

One – we still live in a system where dreams can come true because of the freedoms others have won for us.

Two – they’re willing to both sacrifice AND work their butts off, more so than a lot of folks who’s families have been here a few generations.

My theory is that this change – and it is a change (our grandparents worked far, far harder than we’ve needed to) – came about as we moved further and further away from an agricultural society.

 

Olden times

In days of yore, children were expected to work around the farm, and they knew the chores they were doing were important. As people moved off of the farm, parents tried to keep their children busy and productive but the kids sensed it was just “busy work” or work for its own sake, and they rebelled at it.

Also, hard work is, well, hard! And the instinct to give our children a better life than you had, is very real. And for a lot of folks, better meant “with less toil.”

I fully confess that I didn’t appreciate the merits of rolling up my sleeves and getting work done (not that my labors involve, you know, actual sweat) until I was almost in my 30’s. Sure, I heard how work builds character, how it’s its own reward, blah blah blah, but it was always about as enticing as running a mile in tight shoes.

 

Getting one’s act together

The total mismanagement of my life resulted in me being essentially homeless. I had to crash on friend’s couches for a roof over my head. I wallowed around for a few months before deciding that I had better get my act together. Maybe I should try my art again…?

Thankfully, things took off.

Several intensely busy months later I met The Colonel, who stunned me with the observation that she’d “Never seen any other guy who could work as hard as her dad and grandpa. Almost.”

After picking myself off of the floor, I realized that I’d transformed my philosophies on work, albeit by accident, and was able to work damn hard and do lots of things other artists weren’t willing to do, or even try.

And I guess that’s part of the reason I’m drawn (a pun?) to these vintage oil field scenes. I respect the people who could work like that, and the ones who still do…

Biography of a Pencilneck ®

Who’s Owen Garratt?

Artist, Adventurer, Rugged Individualist, Good Egg

Owen has been a full time artist for over 22 years and thousands of companies around the world have purchased his work.

He’s also done portraits for Business Leaders, Professional Athletes, Musicians, and Celebrities such as:

  • Rock Legend Gene Simmons
  • Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller
  • NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith
  • The late Joan Rivers
  • and many more!

Click Here get a glimpse into The World of The Pencilneck ® with introductions to his wife The Colonel, their sons, The Groovy Framing Elves ™, The Spotty Internet Trolls ™, and even That Damn Cat.

Owen Garratt with Rick Harrison from TV’s Pawn Stars

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World Class Framing by World Class Artisans

Italian frame.

Matting imported from mills in the U.K.

American glass technology.

Every print is framed to order and overseen by a National Framing Champion and International People’s Choice Award-Winner.

It’s the perfect compliment to Owen’s Limited Edition Prints.

Our 'Easy as Pie' Guarantee

If you’re EVER unhappy with one of Owen Garratt’s Limited Edition Prints, just return it to us in undamaged condition with your receipt, and we will refund the FULL purchase price of that receipt, or you can trade it in for a different Limited Edition Print of the same size.

This INCLUDES the people you give them to...so you never have to worry about giving the wrong one!!!

For more info check out our Easy as Pie Guarantee.

Publishing is an art in itself.

And Owen doesn't hand it off: he's there every step of the way.

Digitizing the drawing, pre-press, press checks, printing, curing, trimming and a 20 hour stretch of inspecting, numbering and signing.

You'd think that printing in black and white would be easier, but it's much, much more difficult.

Each of Owen's Limited Edition Prints get two separate printing plates burned, and gets "hit" with ink twice; one for black, one for a special proprietary ink tone that he's come up with himself...

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Owen's catalog is perfect on those occasions when you're away from your desktop-laptop-pad-phone or whatever they shove at us next.

Or maybe you can't find a drink coaster...either way it's Owen's Pencilneck Catalog to the rescue!

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Hand signed and Numbered by Owen

Owen hand signs and numbers every single Limited Edition Print, and a seal is embossed over his signature.

If you see a print purporting to be Owen's without his signature and seal, it's not an authentic Owen Garratt Pencilneck ® Limited Edition Print.

Custom Engraved Plaques

Personalize the Perfect Gift to make it even more, ah, perfect...

Have whatever you like engraved for a flat fee, up to 26 characters per line, 2 lines max.

For special requests, please call us at 1-800-444-7055

Superbowl Champs, World Series Champs, and Heavyweight Champs

What do Emmitt Smith, Steve Spurrier, Cal Ripken Jr., Steve Sax, and George Foreman all have in common?

Well yes, they all reached the pinnacle of their sports, but they also had portraits done by Owen Garratt!

Coincidence?

Absolutely, but they all loved them, and you can have a portrait done for your superstar too!

Owen and Emmitt Smith

The Process of Drawing

First comes extensive research. No artsy-fartsy 'interpretation'; it has to be done right.  No guesswork.

Then comes 300-ish hours of painstaking, garment-rending, hair-pulling, hunched-over, aspirin and coffee-fueled toil at the drawing table before collapsing at the finish line.

"I've always felt that artists who gabble on about 'how relaxing art is for them' are full of crap.  I always thought Hemingway got it right: '...you sit down at a typewriter and open a vein'.

You've gotta bleed a little"

BAGGED – Limited Time Special!

Ltd Time Offer – only $239!

  • Ninth in a series of oilfield pencil art
  • Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE Exclusive Pencilneck ® Framing!
  • Available Custom Engraving on the plaque!

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What Others Are Saying About Owen's Art

“Since 2000 we’ve bought over 300 of Owen Garratt’s limited edition prints to use as gifts, donations and prizes. Our staff has also purchased numerous prints for themselves, and I personally own a couple of Owen’s originals.”

Tim Boychuk
Boychuk Transport

"Owen Garratt’s art has proven to be one of our most sought after promotional pieces among our consultants and customers."

Tawndra L. Calhoun
Pure Energy Services Partnership

“Owen’s incredible pencil sketches are very well received as corporate donations. He is a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating”

Lorene Curre
CH4 Compression Services Ltd

“Since 2000 we’ve been using Owen’s prints for staff, fundraisers, and charities. The Pencilneck’s ® team has always gone the extra mile for us!”

Glenn Bohay
The Co-operators

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3 reviews for BAGGED - Limited Time Special!

  1. Jasmine Hewitt

    This is cool!

    • The Pencilneck

      Thanks Jasmine!

  2. Jack Rudolph

    I really love the detailing in this piece. It actually reminds me a lot of my grandfather’s old photo collection. I bet my father would love this piece for his office.

    • The Pencilneck

      Thank you Jack!

  3. William

    this cant be pencil

    • The Pencilneck

      Thanks William! And I choose to take your comment as a compliment! 😉

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