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Sandra Stevens

Longhorn Repose
Oil on Canvas
The Bar at MacArthur
24 x 36

Stevens

“Simply put, I paint what I love” says native Texan, Sandra Stevens. Raised on a cattle ranch, her art lovingly and whimsically depicts ranch life and livestock. Originally a fine art photographer, most of her oil paintings reference her own photographs although some are painted from life. All of her work embodies a deep and reverent connection with the animals, and her agrarian Texan roots.

“I’m often asked why cattle are my main subject — that’s because they are what I know and care about. I have several Texas Longhorns at my home/studio on my small ranch near Columbus, Texas. These animals connect me to the land and to my own roots. So, it is no surprise they naturally become the subjects of many of my paintings. When painting in a realistic style, I want the viewer to relate to the same beauty and character in these animals as seen through my eyes. And, when painting in a whimsical manner, I strive to bring a smile or laugh to the viewer.”

Other than a few professional workshops, her art education comes from observation and practice. Her medium of choice is oil over an acrylic underpainting. Sandra splits her time between her studio in Sugar Land, Texas and her longhorn ranch in Columbus, Texas (where she also paints, once the cattle are fed and the chores are done!).

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