Warrior Artist's Collections
About Spirit Warrior
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SPIRIT WARRIOR products are born from the talents of great
American artists. SPIRIT WARRIOR designs are distinguished by
exquisitely printed images on high quality heritage leathers.
SPIRIT WARRIOR art-printed leathers are available as wall art, rugs,
SPIRIT WARRIOR custom printed leather can transform sofas, chairs,
pillows, tables into 3-dimensional paintings that will function
practically as well as decoratively.
The American buffalo, with its beaiful, flowing, grain lines and
shared history with the American Indian make it an ideal canvas for the
imagery of SPIRIT WARRIOR artists.
The buffalo is a Native American symbol of sacred life and
abundance; its status is honored on the buffalo nickel.
Historically, Native American tribes have used every part of the
bison as food, for utensils and clothing, and in religious rituals.
SPIRIT WARRIOR also offers deer, elk, lamb, cow as well, all of
which have a long legacy with the American Indian.
We are uncompromising in our selection of each hide to insure that
it will be a durable, functional canvas for SPIRIT WARRIOR art.
SPIRIT WARRIOR was founded and is owned by Peter Traynor and Bernie
Bernie Granados, Jr., is a multi-talented Native American artist who
creates in a wide variety of mediums, including embossed acrylic
paintings, watercolor, wood carvings, ceramic and bronze. His
artworks have been exhibited in museums, such as The Smithsonian,
The Southwest Museum and The Autry. His work is in important private
collections, including those of Dustin Hoffman, Ben Kingsley and Ted
Turner. Granados' artwork has been featured in many productions,
such as, "The Native Americans," "Highway to Heaven," "Gabriel's
Fire," "Whose Harry Crumb?", "Evolution" and many more.
Peter Traynor is a pioneer and a master of fine art printing on
leather. He is also a member of The Director's Guild of America
having directed and produced numerous motion pictures and
commercials. What sparked Mr. Traynor to develop and perfect leather
printing was a first-of-a-kind idea that he had for shoes. In 1995,
Traynor founded the luxury footwear brand ICON Shoes. The shoes were
distinguished by the visually arresting fine-art imagery that he
designed and printed on their leather uppers. There was no brand
like it at the time. Stanley Marcus discovered Traynor's "walks of
art" and brought his shoes into Neiman Marcus. They were also sold
in Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and by prestigious,
fashion-forward international and U.S. retailers when he owned the
company. Today, Traynor's company prints for clients such as Hermes
and SPIRIT WARRIOR.