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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

Almost

I have done three pretty white, or neutral, tonal paintings to date this year, which is a change for me. The process has been interesting and educational, which is always good. It has been very difficult to get good photos

Posted in Out West Art Show & Sale, Waterscape, Waterscape

I Go to Nature to Be Soothed

I have about 10 paintings in the works now and not many finished, but this one is. I painted another of this same river at sunset a year ago, but the subject is compelling and I decided to do it

Posted in Landscape, Waterscape, Waterscape

Wellspring

I’ve had a terrible time with cameras lately. It’s been quite frustrating! Maybe it’s time for a new one? But finally, I managed to get a good shot of this piece. I like this painting, “Wellspring”. It’s 24 x 24,

Posted in Waterscape

Working on a seascape!

Stepping out of my comfort zone with a seascape commission. Just the drawing and lay in so far. Doing something different is intriguing. This is going to be fun!

Posted in Waterscape

On My Easel

On my easel now. I took this picture a couple days ago, but still, so far so good. This is just the lay in. I’m nervous about being able to keep the brilliant yellow as the paint becomes more opaque.

Posted in Out West Art Show & Sale, Waterscape

Solitude

On it’s way to The Booth Western Art Museum is this painting, “Solitude”. I decided to send something decidedly not western this year for their “For the Love of Art Gala & Art Auction”. There must be a few loyal

Posted in Booth Western Art Museum, For the Love of Art Gala & Art Auction, Waterscape

Warm Water’s Edge

When dreaming about a special getaway spot with a little dock at the water’s edge, one of the places you might hope to find that is Coeur d’Alene, Id. This painting will be part of the “Miniatures by the Lake”

Posted in Coeur D' Alene Galleries "Miniatures by the Lake" Show, Coeur d'Alene Galleries, Waterscape

Drifting

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

To a Distant Shore

We have been lucky enough to spend the weekend at the home of some wonderful people in Iron Horse, north of Whitefish, MT. This weekend is the Summer Art Social to benefit the Whitefish Community Foundation and the Iron Horse

Posted in Waterscape

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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