Eric's Heroes: Fred Oldfield, cowboy artist

There are bold, colorful characters to be found in this part of the country -- men and women who have lived fascinating lives.

And, there are talented, brilliant artists in our midst as well. People who are driven, almost obsessively to re-create, in their own image, what they've seen in their time on earth.

But when the two of them are the very same person, a colorful character who is also a brilliant artist... well, THAT is where things get interesting.

I'd like you to meet a man who has spent a very long lifetime here in these parts, painting "these parts".

His name is Fred Oldfield, and he is my Hero.

Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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