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Thanks are in order!

Thanks to Coeur d’Alene Galleries for selling my painting “Finding a Shady Spot” during their recent “Miniatures by the Lake Show. The painting is an oil, 12 x 12. I had fun getting a little wilder than usual with the

Posted in Animals, Coeur D' Alene Galleries "Miniatures by the Lake" Show, Coeur d'Alene Galleries, Frame of Reference Fine Art, Furniture pieces, Jack Lyons, Waterscape, Waterscape, Wildlife

Fly Away Home

After a recent trip to Nantucket, and loving a foggy day, I was inspired to paint this coastal inlet, and these beautiful egrets. This scene is one that you might find many places in North America where nature thrives. Egrets

Posted in Animals, Creighton Block Gallery, Waterscape, Waterscape, Wildlife

The Golden Hour

I have an affinity for mule deer. They’re such beautiful and graceful creatures. I never tire of painting them. There also really is a golden hour, just before dusk, when the ambient light is saturated and golden. That’s what this

Posted in Animals, Figurative, Out West Art Show & Sale, Wildlife

Bears everywhere

As usual, summer has been a whirlwind, and I haven’t made many posts. I did these two paintings this summer, inspired by the huge bear grass bloom in Glacier Park in early summer. It was amazing! Little did we know

Posted in Animals, Frame of Reference Fine Art

Thanks Frame of Reference!

I am shouting out a huge thank you to Frame of Reference Fine Art for selling four of my paintings in the past few weeks! Thanks so much, all of you! I’ll post pics of the first two tonight. The

Posted in Animals, Art Galleries, Frame of Reference Fine Art, Still Life

Beginnings

Catching up here after art week in Great Falls, and many other things as well. However, it’s now time to post some art! I’ve had fun working with metal leaf lately. It’s a very different process than my usual. The

Posted in Animals, Auction for the Arts, Big Sky

Mourning Dove

For various reasons, I have not done many pieces of Native Americans recently, but when I came across Mourning Dove’s story I couldn’t resist. With that, and the visual I immediately got when I saw her name, I just had

Posted in Animals, Figurative, Native American, Out West Art Show & Sale

Majestic One

This is the first piece I’ve done experimenting with gold leaf. Although it’s hard to see it in this photograph, the gold has given a glow to the painting. This has been an interesting project; quite the learning curve. “Majestic

Posted in Animals, Out West Art Show & Sale, Wildlife

A Bowl of Birds & a Bison

Every so often, I am still painting some still lifes of toys and small things as I, quite surprisingly, have found them to be extremely challenging! To date, this one has been the most successful, I think because the items

Posted in Animals, Out West Art Show & Sale, Still Life

Life gets busy in the spring!

Wow, where do the days go? It’s been a whirlwind here since March. Aside from art, ranch chores among other things are taking a lot of my time! In April I taught a three day workshop “Back to the Basics”

Posted in Animals

Laurie Stevens

Recent Accolades

2018 – I was chosen to grace the “Classic Moments” page of the July / August 2018 Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. This is the last page of the magazine and a full page spread! My painting, “The Artist’s Wife”, 32×24, was my response to a painting of the same title by William Merit Chase, done in 1892. – https://fineartconnoisseur.com/category/magazine/current-issue/

2018 – “An Early Breakfast” was juried into the NOAPS 2018 Best of America Small Painting National Exhibition at Richland Fine Art in Nashville, TN. April 30 – May 26, 2018 – http://www.noaps.org/copy-of-best-of-america-prospectus

2018 – Portrait Society of America – 6×9: Limited Size, Unlimited Talent Mystery Art Sale, April 20 at the Art of the Portrait Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. – http://www.portraitsociety.org/

2017 – C.M. Russell Museum Auction “The Russell” – http://www.cmrauction.com/

2017 – Dinghies and U-Turn were juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show in Parkville, MO. – https://www.noaps.org/holiday-small-works-show

2017 – Portrait Society of American Members Only Competition Finalist in the “Outside the Box” Figurative Competition – for “Mourning Dove” 36×24 – https://www.portraitsociety.org/moc-2017-winners

2017 – Two pieces juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show – https://www.noaps.org/holiday-small-works-show

2016 – Portrait Society of America “Members Only Show” – I placed in the Landscape Division with my painting “Milk and Honey”! See the images on the slider. – http://www.portraitsociety.org/moc-2016-winners

2014 – Spring, 2015 – Juried into the Spring American Women Artists Online Juried Show. http://www.americanwomenartists.org/news/html/t_oli_2014_fall.html

2014 – Juried into the Fall NOAPS International Online Showcase. http://www.noaps.org/html/t_oli_2014_fall.html

2014 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Orleans, MA.www.americanwomenartists.org

2014 – Chosen to be an “Art in Action” Artist for the Russell Auction event at Meadowlark Country Club, Great Falls, MT., Mar. 21www.cmrussell.org/the-russell

2013 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TXwww.americanwomenartists.org

2012 – A piece of mine, “Motel Galata” was selected to be part of the permanent Modern West Collection at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA! www.boothmuseum.org/

2012 – Top 100 Paint the Parks National Competition (2 pieces) www.paintamerica.org

2011 People’s Choice Award at the Clymer Museum of Art Exhibit & Auction www.clymermuseum.com

2008 C.M. Russell Museum CEO Award – given to one Russell Auction participant www.cmrussell.org

2008 – 2010 Paint America Top 100 www.paintamerica.org

About Me

Stevens’ work reflects the small daily wonders of the land she calls home: the first crocus of spring, the resilient beauty of the plains, or that special sense of hope and possibility that is only found in the West. Stevens is also interested in regional history, particularly the interactions of Native Americans and white settlers during the Reservation Period. Many of her paintings are an exploration of this dynamic and a meditation on the “taming of the West.” From Billings, MT, Laurie began her career as an artist in Los Angeles where she spent 12 years working for the entertainment industry as a scenic artist and muralist for television, theme park, theater and movie productions. She spent time as a member of the Walt Disney Imagineering team, lending her talents to many Disney theme park projects worldwide. She also did some set design, illustration, and matte paintings for several animated childrens’ movies. In the 1980’s Stevens returned to her native Montana, first to the mountains near the Scapegoat Wilderness and then to the ranch near Great Falls where she currently lives and works.

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