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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

In the Quiet

I’ve been meaning to post a Thank You to Eva and Crystal, a very interesting Mom and daughter, who bought my painting “In the Quiet”. Living in rural Montana, these ladies are very interested in retro design, or correctly, in

Posted in Animals, Figurative, Wildlife

Mulies Near Sullivan Creek

I’ve been doing a series of paintings of deer lately, and well, cows too. With that, I’ve been playing with color. The first deer pice I did in this series is very muted tomes, often as you see deer in

Posted in Animals, Out West Art Show & Sale

Jezabelle

Time to come out of my marathon mode long enough to post something. I’m doing a series of cow paintings these days. This is Jezabelle. I can cuss these girls for months as they stomp everything and can get into

Posted in Animals

Laurie Stevens

Current or Recent Events & Shows

Portrait Society of America 6×9:Limited Size, Unlimited Talent Mystery Art Sale, April 20, 2018 at the Art of the Portrait Conference in Washington, DC.

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show, Nov. 13 – Dec. 30, 2017

Under a Vast Sky, the 2017 AWA Annual Master and Signature Members Show & National Juried Exhibition, at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, Oct 13 – Dec. 3, 2017

“Dissent” Show at Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA. July 1 – August, 2017

“Gallery Night” at Frame of Reference Fine Art in Whitefish, MT.,July 6, 2017

Iron Horse Summer Art Social, Whitefish, MT. June 25, 2017

“First Strike Auction” March 17, 2017 C.M. Russell Museum https://cmrussell.org/the-russell-event/

2016 – Portrait Society of American Members Only Competition Winner – Landscape Division https://portraitsociety.org/

“Back to Basics” Painting Workshop in Big Sky, MT. – October 28-30, 2016

“2016 Annual AWA Member Show & National Juried Exhibition” – Sept. 23 to Nov. 14, 2016 https://americanwomenartists.org/news//

“Summer Art Social” at Iron Horse, Whitefish, MT. – June 25, 2016 www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/summer-art-social/

“Montana Painters Alliance Show” at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, MT. June 30, 2016 – August 31, 2016. http://www.hockadaymuseum.org/

I’m teaching a workshop called “Back to Basics: Considerations for Every Painter” at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT., April 29 – May 1, 2016 https://www.cmrussell.org/content/back-basics-considerations-every-painter-laurie-stevens/

“Auction for the Arts” at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT. March 24, 2016 http://www.bigskyarts.org/

“Out West Art Show & Sale” at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT. March 16-19, 2016 http://outwestartshow.com/

Guest Artist at Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ., 2015 http://www.altamiraart.com

“Traveling the West Art Show & Sale” at Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX. – October 23-24, 2015 http://www.travelingthewestshow.com

“Boots Required!” at Bella Muse Gallery, Ogden, UT. – July 3 – August 31, 2015 http://www.bellamusegallery.com

“Summer Art Social” at Iron Horse, Whitefish, MT. – June 30, 2015 www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/summer-art-social/

The Dana Gallery “Icons of the West” Show, May 15 – June 30,, 2015 http://www.danagallery.com

The Russell Live Auction, Mansfield Convention Center, Great Falls, MT., Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 http://www.cmrussell.org/the-russell

Booth Western Art Museum “For the Love of Art Gala & Art Auction” – February 21, 2015 www.boothmuseum.org

Altamira Fine Art “Art 2 Art Show”, Jackson, WY. – mid December, 2014 – January 1, 2015 www.altamiraart.com

Tom Gilleon & Laurie Stevens – 2 person show hosted by Altamira Gallery of Jackson, WY. and Creighton Block Gallery of Big Sky, MT., July1 – 18, 2014 http://www.creightonblockgallery.com

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum “Small Works, Great Wonders” Show, Oklahoma City, OK. – Nov. 15 – Dec. 1, 2013 http://nationalcowboymuseum.org/events/swgw/default.aspx

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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