Category Archives: Oklahoma Art Updates by Juanita Pahdopony

“Oklahoma Art Updates – 2”

Tobias Robles Monroe (Comanche)

Native American Artist


Picture details: “Stompers in the Spring” (Tobias Robles Monroe)

When Tobias was a young man, his family owned a few buffalo. The most powerful and biggest of the herd, was called “Stompers.” Recently, these buffalo returned in Tobias’ dreams. This painting represents the buffalo from his dreams.


“Stompers“ – – – Oil on canvas, using a pallet knife, 24×36 feet


„Stompers Journey“ – – – Oil on canvas, done with pallet knife, 18×24 feet


„Traditional Bustle“ – – –  Oil on canvas, 30×40 feet


„Into the Mystic“ – – – Oil on canvas, done with pallet knife, 28×36 feet

To this Tobias Robles Monroe wrote:

“This painting came from a dream. It was one of my first buffalo paintings I did.

This one is part of a series of the buffalo named Stomper’s…

I started doing buffalo paintings, because Buffalo’s started coming into my dreams…”
Juanita Pahdopony to Tobias Robles Monroe:

Tobias Monroe is a young Comanche artist known for a bold and colorful palette. His work utilizes themes of buffalo as an important source of food, shelter, and tools for the nomadic Southern Plains people. His work, while utilizing traditional themes has a contemporary approach and style. He is a new and exciting artist and surely his work will become collected by those who appreciate Native art with colorful movement.        Juanita Pahdopony

“Oklahoma Art Updates – 1”

Jayden NiCole Hatfield: “A Mover and Shaker”

1_Cheyenne girl image 1

2_Anadarko mural

3_The Closing Speech 1865


5_wife of the goat numunuu

Photos, from above to below:

1) Cheyenne Girl; 2) Anadarko Mural; 3) The Closing Speech 1865

4) Khoiye; 5) Wife of the Goat Numunuu

J. NiCole Hatfield


Comanche/ Kiowa (Numunu/ Khoiye-Goo)

Nicole Hatfield is a “self-taught” Comanche/Kiowa American Indian artist. She is from Apache, Oklahoma and paints in a bold contemporary style. Many of her paintings are inspired from research of historic photographs. The bold use of primary colors found in her art correlates to her pride and strength as a Native woman and gives a voice to the individuals

depicted in her art. According to the artist, it is a way to honor them.

Her work use of dramatic acrylic color and her themes are primarily American Indian. She attended the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) and her culture and experiences are

reflected in her larger-than-life murals found in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Her murals have attracted the attention of tourists, magazines, and by collectors who appreciate contemporary Native art.

The art of Ms. Hatfield translates tribal stories as visual narratives and she hopes that her art will inspire tribal youth to also create and continue the traditions of their people too.

Juanita Pahdopony