About

Photographing the Texas desert ( Lindy Cook Severns and companion African Grey parrot). I often paint from reference photos, but only ones that I take myself, after spending time exploring a landscape.

Photographing the Texas desert ( Lindy Cook Severns and companion African Grey parrot, Big Bend National Park 2015). I often paint from reference photos, but only ones that I take myself, after spending time exploring a landscape. I have as much fun researching a painting as I do creating it.

I live and paint on a historic ranch southwest of tiny Fort Davis, Texas. My passion for dramatic Texas skies comes from two decades spent in the cockpit of a corporate jet. (Viewing the world from 41,000 feet made clouds real to me. Sometimes, too real!) The vast wild landscapes of the high desert and borderlands of Far West Texas are in my native Texan blood, so that’s what I paint. “A sense of place,” art historian Michael Duty calls this connection of artist to land, and I feel privileged to embrace it.

Lindy Cook Severns at easel 2015

I spend much of my time alone at my easel, but I always enjoy visiting with collectors and art lovers, and with other artists.  I love teaching, but I limit myself to a couple of annual workshops– however worthwhile and rewarding, workshops take a big chunk of my energy away from my own painting.

 

FORT DAVIS in DAYS GONE BY is a 10" x 20" pastel landscape painting showing the view from an overlook high in the Davis Mountains State Park in Far West Texas by Texas artist Lindy Cook Severns

FORT DAVIS in DAYS GONE BY is a 10″ x 20″ pastel landscape painting showing the view from an overlook high in the Davis Mountains State Park in Far West Texas.

I’ve had little formal fine art training, yet I’ve painted professionally all my adult life. The places I paint are real landscapes, terrain I’ve hiked, photographed, climbed. Usually, I’m accompanied by my husband Jim, our hardy terrier and my sidekick African Grey parrot, who lends encouragement on a wing and a prayer. These days, I mainly prowl the high desert of the Davis Mountains, Marfa, Alpine and the wilds of Big Bend National Park and surrounds. I never tire of painting our excursions to the Rocky Mountains and Texas Hill Country.

Visit my main website to visit my world through my landscape paintings. My portfolio is interspersed with a few critters in an occasional wildlife painting or drawing, so whenever you go there, you can enjoy a virtual trip to the wild frontier.

"Dawn Bloom" 18" x 38" pastel c Lindy C Severns Fine Art                                                    Old Spanish Trail Studio, Fort Davis, Texas

“Dawn Bloom” 18″ x 38″ original pastel painting of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park set off by a riot of blooming sagebrush.  Old Spanish Trail Gallery and Museum, Fort Davis, Texas

Buy an enhanced print, notecards, bookmarks and other fine art gifts online in my studio store, or at one of the Big Bend country gift shops or galleries that carry my work.

A Lindy C Severns Fine Art Bookmark  makes a unique Texas gift!

A Lindy C Severns Fine Art Bookmark makes a unique Texas gift! Buy bookmarks, fine art cards and reproductions in my online studio store.

My Etsy Shop, LindysBigBendArt also carries my fine art gifts and reproductions.

Learn about my art through the words Art of the American West expert Michael Duty

Or Contact Me— I’m a real person, even if I am an Artist.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Nice to come across your blog. Fort Davis is one our favorite places to visit. We usually make it out there at least twice a year. Sometimes more. I have my photographs in the Drugstore Art Gallery. We also spend much time in the Big Bend National Park and surrounding areas.

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