"Feeling The Draft" 25 x 20 oil on board. Black and white Draft cross enjoying the sunshine
"Moment Of Reflection" 28 x 24 oil on board. Dave Capron and Babe in the sunlight by a creekbed.
"Back Country Commute" 18 x 24 oil on board. Mike Lewis and his pack mules headding off to a work party in the San Jacinto Mountains.
"Hands Of Experience" Acrylic on board. Buck Brannaman on his horse Guapo.
"Brady Haigh's Short Ride" Oil on board. Brady Haigh about to be thrown off a bronc named Old Tom.
"Vaquero Jose" Acrylic on board. Portraite of Jose Torres who traveled across the country with his mule a few years ago.
"Carson James Rhodenizer, Buckaroo" Carson walking with his buckskin horse.
"Cowby Sunrise" Acrylic on board. Cowboy drinking coffee facing the sunrise wearing wooly chaps.
"Mesteno" Acrylic on board. Portrait of Mesteno, one of two rare Kiger Mustangs first discovered in a remote area of Oregon.
""His Day In The Sun" Acrylic on board. A Mustang foal languishing in the sunshine, his mother nearby.
"Old Time Fiddler" Oil on board. A portrait of Bill Boron playing the fiddle cir 1890s
"Solitude" Acrylic on board. A solitary Kiger Mustang facing away from the viewer
"Handsome Monte" Acrylic on board. Monte the quarterhorse under a California Pepper Tree.
"The Last Hoorah, Mustang Round up" Acrylic on board. Mustangs running free for the last time before they are rounded up by the BLM.
" A Group Of Mustangs" Acrylic on board. A group of Kiger Mustangs relaxing on a prairie.
"Predator" Acrylic on board. A large intimidating mountain lion.
"DiPinto" Acrylic on board. Portrait of an Overo paint stallion.
"Steve (Wag) Wagner, D.V.M." Acrylic on board. Beloved friend and veterinarian Steve Wagner.
"Horse Dancer and Little Big Horse" Acrylic on board. Vincent Spiagglio and his horse in the doorway of an old log cabin.
"Pancho Villa" Acrylic on canvas. A horse and rider running silhouetted against a sweeping sunset.
western art fine art oil painting
Many of these pieces you see here at on exhibit at RS Hanna Gallery in Frederickburg, Tx.
For more information, go to www.rshannagallery.com
The following are juried memberships and exhibits that I am a part of:
Oil Painters Of America
Women Artists Of The West
Academy Of Equine Artists
Cattlemen's Association Western Art
Western Heritage Art Show
Western Art Rodeo Association
Local groups such as Ribbonwood Art Guild, Art Alliance Of Idyllwild, Riverside County Fair.
My work has appeared in Southwest Art Magazine and Western Horseman Magazine.
Museum quality prints are available of any of these pieces. Contact me if you are interested in finding out more.
I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Tustin, Ca...in Southern California when it was still rural, and full of the intoxicating scent of orange blossoms for a good part of the year.
My art education was more unconventional than most, in that I have had no formal training whatsoever (other than art classes in high school)...instead being raised by two artists who were Art Center graduates and taught me everything I know so far.
When I was a child, my father worked as a commercial artist in a very stressful environment during the week. He would come home understandably moody and tired, and on the weekends would disappear into the garage for hours to seek solitude and solace. The garage was basically an art studio.I never saw a car in it, just the occasional lawn mower.
He had fashioned an entire wall into an easel and would oil paint there for hours.
(mainly painting sea-scapes).
My siblings would stay out of there, but I was fascinated and would sneak in there and watch him, knowing that he really wanted his privacy, but I couldn't help it
Once he realized that I wasn't going anywhere, (and was keeping very quiet), he would set up a small canvas and thus began my education.
As I grew up watching my parents struggle with commercial art deadlines and headaches, L chose a different path and became a veterinarian. I graduated from Washington State University in 1990, and have been practicing ever since.
In our spare time, my husband and I ride our four horses, two of which are adopted BLM Mustangs, and enjoy our five Macaws, Three dogs and two cats.
Obviously, I like realism..but without passion, it is futile.
Realism without passion is nothing more than an exercise in rendering.
I try to capture the heart of an animal, person or moment with realism that conveys this energy. The wrestling between light and dark is what makes life interesting, not only in our soul, but visually as well. Color, contrast, subject matter, composition action...all dance together in a highly orchestrated and hopefully delightful way. Triteness is the off key instrument or voice in the room.
There is something about the Old West, Mustangs, other horses, people, and interesting terrain that speaks to me before, during, and after painting them.
My job is to communicate what they are saying onto the canvas.