The Cowlicks "CWA" CD features artwork by Gerry "The Maestro" Gaxiola: painter, sculptor, leather worker, clothing designer, musician, performance artist, and The Cowlicks' hero and friend.

"What happens when a dedicated husband and father quits his job, adopts the persona of a Western-Movie Singing Cowboy, takes on the entire art establishment (including Christo and Andy Warhol), and refuses to accept money for his art? Meet Gerry Gaxiola, AKA The Maestro, an ex-wage slave who gave up everything to make art for art's sake. The Maestro's story could inspire a whole new generation of Van Goghs."

-- description of Les Blank's film "The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists" (1994) from

Below are some examples of The Maestro's artwork.
There's plenty more on The Maestro's Website.

The Cowboy and the Lady
Oil on Canvas 6' x 8'

The sculpture that inspired the title of
The Cowlicks CD "CWA"

"These Boots are all handmade, Stitched by hand
using no machines, the welts and soles are
sewn by the Maestro's own hands."

One of The Maestro's Handmade
Hollywood style Western Suits