Laurie A. 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 children's movies.
In the early 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.
A note of interest: Laurie was one of the founding partners of Latigo & Lace in 1992!
Collections of Note:
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA.
C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT.
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.
Marty Skylar - past President of Walt Disney Imagineering.
Recent Achievements –
2016 – Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition Winner –
placed 10th out of 1083 entries in the Landscape Division
2016 – Gained Signature status with American Women Artists
2015 – Vice President of American Women Artists (AWA)
2013-14 & 2016 AWA National Juried Show participant
2014 – Board of Directors – American Women Artists
2014 – One of the 150 artists juried into the NOAPS Fall International Online Exhibition
2008-2014 Top 100 Paint America – placed in the national juried show
2012 0 Top 100 Paint the Parks – placed in the national juried show
2011 People's Choice Award - Clymer Art Museum National Show
2008 - Russell Museum Auction CEO Award