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My Big Sky Workshop

Last weekend was my Big Sky workshop. 16 students in beautiful Creighton Block Gallery’s tower gallery. Surrounded by great art may have been a little intimidating, but it was also wonderful to be able to talk concept in front of

Posted in Creighton Block Gallery, Workshops

Storm Coming In

This painting just sold today in Big Sky. Thank you Creighton Block Gallery, and buyers! “Storm Coming In” is an oil, 30″ x 40″.

Posted in Big Sky, Creighton Block Gallery, Landscape, The mountains

Auction for the Arts

Coming up soon is a benefit Auction for the Arts in Big Sky, MT. This will be both a Silent Auction and Quick Finish by twelve artists. They used my painting “Storm Coming In” for the ad, so I thought

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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

Storm Coming In

I wish it looked like this here these days. It’s still in the 90’s – and the end of September! This is a larger piece, 30 x 40. At first I had a lot of cloud movement blowing through, but

Posted in Creighton Block Gallery, Landscape, The mountains

Rhapsody & Harmony

I’m not sure where titles come from but this one jumped out at me and I like it. I borrowed some colors from Tom’s palette for this one, notably the Manganese Blue which he often uses instead of the Cerulean

Posted in Creighton Block Gallery, Landscape, The mountains

Thanks Creighton Block and Altamira!

We enjoyed a great reception for our show in Big Sky on Tuesday. Thanks so much to Colin, Paula, Courtney and Karen of Creighton Block Gallery and to Mark and Dean from Altamira Fine Art. You all did so much

Posted in Altamira Fine Art, Creighton Block Gallery, Landscape, The mountains

A Snapping Twig

I have painted this mule deer once before. She has such a wonderful face. The first painting was small, 8″ x 8″ and almost all in grays so it was fun to do her again in a more colorful presentation.

Posted in Animals, Creighton Block Gallery

Reception for our show in Big Sky, Tues. July 15, 5-8pm

The reception for our show at Creighton Block Gallery in Big Sky is this coming Tuesday evening, July 15th from 5 – 8pm. We sure hope you can make it! I want to thank Altamira Fine Art of Jackson, WY.

Posted in Altamira Fine Art, Creighton Block Gallery


You see a lot of this activity in Montana in the summer. We still have many beautiful, clear rivers, some of them nurturing a lot of fish. My fishing happens with a camera, not a fishing pole, but it can

Posted in Creighton Block Gallery, Waterscape

Laurie Stevens

Current or Recent Events & Shows

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America Small Painting National Exhibition” at the Kirkland Gallery, Nashville, TN., April 30 – May26, 2018

Out West Art Show & Sale, March 14-17, 2018 at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Mt. I’m in Room 176!

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

2016 – Portrait Society of American Members Only Competition Winner – Landscape Division

“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

“Summer Art Social” at Iron Horse, Whitefish, MT. – June 25, 2016

“Montana Painters Alliance Show” at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, MT. June 30, 2016 – August 31, 2016.

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

“Auction for the Arts” at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT. March 24, 2016

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

Guest Artist at Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ., 2015

“Traveling the West Art Show & Sale” at Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX. – October 23-24, 2015

“Boots Required!” at Bella Muse Gallery, Ogden, UT. – July 3 – August 31, 2015

“Summer Art Social” at Iron Horse, Whitefish, MT. – June 30, 2015

The Dana Gallery “Icons of the West” Show, May 15 – June 30,, 2015

The Russell Live Auction, Mansfield Convention Center, Great Falls, MT., Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

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

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

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

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum “Small Works, Great Wonders” Show, Oklahoma City, OK. – Nov. 15 – Dec. 1, 2013

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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