Will MacLeod Images
Photographer: TS Performance Horses Crew
William loves horses, calves, tie-down roping, and the riding and roping way of life. His love of tie-down roping began at about five years old because of his hero Joe Beaver winning the championship in 1994 at the Calgary Stampede. Clearly an element comes to life in one of his acrylic paintings.
William MacLeod & his draft mare "Belle" are working to track a calf in Pictou in Nova Scotia on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023. This is William's first time going down the rope from the horse to the live calf to get ready to tie it.
William has seen three rodeos in his life and those were in Calgary, Las Vegas and Florida. William will one day join the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and will tie-down rope forever at the NFR and beyond, especially after 99 years of age and even also, 112 years of age, too.
"Rodeo Rheanna Tying Up The Black Baldy"
William first started doing computer work approximately 1999 when he got his very own laptop from his parents. His first projects involved using e-mails to keep to keep in touch with his friends and family both near and far.
My father Brian Dennis MacLeod originally shot this photograph of me by tie-down roper Josh Peek at the 2007 NFR in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA during my 19th birthday bash. So for the idea, my friend James Smeaton and I decided to cut the two cowboys out and paste them into a different rodeo background that was probably found on the internet and make it look like it would've been the perfect cover for the American Cowboy magazine and many people should believe that right there, William MacLeod is going to become a tie-down roper.
Approximately around 2006, Margot Beck introduced William to Macromedia Flash so he could start making short videos. In September 2008, he started working with James Smeaton at Highland Multimedia to start learning website design, Photoshop, video editing and other multimedia skills. You can also visit ropingwithwill.com to see his website work. He also had first started taking guitar lessons in September 2005 from Paul Lowe. His favorite artist is John Denver.
"William MacLeod, A Top NFR Tie-Down Roper"
While the different viewers look at the different details are hallmarks of William’s acrylic paintings, passion for his different subjects adds the depth to each piece he creates. Through some of his acrylic artwork William really hopes to share with her viewers the action, thrill, and emotion of a tie-down roping image and also a bit of life in the west.