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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


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

Era of Kings

Whew. Past some of the most immediate deadlines now! It’s been a marathon! I thought I would post pics of something I’m excited about! My friend Jack Lyons, who built our fantastic studio, and I are partnering on at least

Posted in Animals, Furniture pieces


We just returned from the Whitefish Iron Horse Summer Social, a fun event. We have stayed with a wonderful couple there the last few years. How lucky is that? At the show I sold this painting, Paradise. Whitefish is moose

Posted in Animals


Jezabelle has a story to tell. She started as a Quick Finish painting I did, for the most part live on our local TV station KFBB during Art Week in Great Falls, Mt. I was to finish her up and

Posted in Animals, Dana Gallery, Uncategorized

Clara Belle

There’s just something about a cow. Look at that face. Clara Belle is a Hereford cow, enjoying the day in summer grass. She will be grudgingly for sale in my room – 176 at the Out West Art Show in

Posted in Animals, Out West Art Show & Sale

A Snapping Twig

These beautiful creatures are not at the top of the food chain and so need to always be aware of their surroundings. Even a noise in the distance is reason for pause, therefor this mule deer doe looks up to

Posted in Animals, Creighton Block Gallery, Out West Art Show & Sale

Autumn Serenade

Today I moved cows and it was a gorgeous autumn day, one in which I wouldn’t have been totally surprised to hear the song of this majestic bull elk. I was really playing with color here, obviously. Artistic license, right?

Posted in Animals

“Three Owl Studio”

Our new studio, still under construction will be called the “Three Owl Studio”, thanks to these guys! This summer a mother Great Horned Owl brought her three fledgling babies in to live near our house, and often they were in

Posted in Animals

Laurie Stevens

Recent Accolades

6-2020 “The Artist’s Wife” was one of 150 paintings juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 2020 Spring International Online Competition.

2-2020 I was accepted into the Booth Western Art Museum show Making Their Mark: American Women Artists. May 27 – Aug. 23, 2020.

2018 – I was chosen as a Finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s “Members Only Competition” (in the Non-Commissioned Portrait Category) with my painting, “The Artist’s Wife”.

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. –

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 –

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. –

2017 – C.M. Russell Museum Auction “The Russell” –

2017 – Dinghies and U-Turn were juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Small Works Show in Parkville, MO. –

2017 – Portrait Society of American Members Only Competition Finalist in the “Outside the Box” Figurative Competition – for “Mourning Dove” 36×24 –

2017 – Two pieces juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 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. –

2014 – Spring, 2015 – Juried into the Spring American Women Artists Online Juried Show.

2014 – Juried into the Fall NOAPS International Online Showcase.

2014 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Orleans,

2014 – Chosen to be an “Art in Action” Artist for the Russell Auction event at Meadowlark Country Club, Great Falls, MT., Mar.

2013 – Juried into the American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Fredericksburg,

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!

2012 – Top 100 Paint the Parks National Competition (2 pieces)

2011 People’s Choice Award at the Clymer Museum of Art Exhibit & Auction

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

2008 – 2010 Paint America Top 100

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.