Artist Trish Stevenson

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Artist Statement
My goal as an artist is to create paintings that reflect my interpretation of the spirit and attitude of the West. Rodeo is often my vehicle, representing to me all the qualities of the West - determination, struggle, action and triumph over great odds. It also affords me the opportunity to paint with a lot of expression, often foregoing detail in favor of action and gesture. I also feel a deep connection to horses that inspires and drives most of my paintings.
As I paint, I am often awaiting a moment when the painting takes on a creative life of its own - guiding my hand down a pathway I might never have imagined on my own - and that is truly the joy of creating for me.
The icons, ideas and attitude of the West are the main inspirations for the paintings of Trish Stevenson. She strives to evoke the spirit of the West that she encounters in the people and animals she meets. Painting and drawing have always been her passion, especially anything to do with horses, cattle and cowboys.
When she was growing up in a rural area west of Denver, she eagerly anticipated the annual family vacation to visit her grandparents in the badlands of North Dakota. They lived a simple life in a log cabin with no running water and her grandmother cooked great meals on an old wood stove while her grandfather, a former bronc rider, kept Trish and her siblings entertained with wild cowboy stories. The kids rode horses bareback, ran through the hills dodging cactus and rattlesnakes and drove an old pickup truck to haul water. Trish's favorite activities were the hot, dusty brandings and lively rodeos which have really stayed with her to this day. She now lives in the ranching country of eastern Montana, [...]

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