Artist Mary Lou Pape

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A passion for nature has made wildlife and the western way of life the primary focus of my work. Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, horses were the favorite subjects of my childhood drawings and still are to this day.  Now living in Colorado, I find inspiration all around me.
Travels to National Parks, nature preserves and rodeos and ranches in America continually provide me with inspiration for my paintings of life in our remarkable country.  I am drawn to intimate views of animals, people and their surroundings and particularly love to portray the way light enriches the drama of a painting.
I have studied with many of the top artists working today, including Greg Beecham, John Seery-Lester, Terry Isaac, Robert Shufelt, Luke Frazier, Jill Soukup, Jay Moore, Jan Martin McGuire and others. I attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas as a Fine Art major.
My primary mediums are oil, pastel and pencil. I live in Monument, Colorado with my husband Larry.
Professional Affiliations
Women Artists of the West – Signature Member
Oil Painters of America – Associate Member
American Plains Artists - Associate Member
Juried/Invitational Shows and Exhibits:

     Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show - Cheyenne, WY - July, 2020
     Greeley Stampede Invitational Art Show - Greeley, CO, 2020 - Cancelled
     American Plains Artists 35th Annual Juried Exhibit - Ft. Concho, TX - June, 2020 - Award of Excellence and Plainsman Award (People's Choice), Exhibition Award 2021
     WAOWing the Wind River Member Show -  Dubois, WY - June, 2020
     WAOW 50th Annual National Show - Tucson, AZ - March, 2020

     Awarded Signature status with Women Artists of the West - November 2019
     American Plains Artists 34th Annual Exhibit - Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX - Oct. to Jan., 2019/2020 -

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