cholla bloom



8" x 10" colored pencil

on archival paper

© Lindy Cook Severns

matted, acid-free ivory matboard

and framed under museum glass*


This spiny cholla cactus boldly dares to blossom in richly colored, delicate petals of fushia, offering bursts of beauty in the extreme West Texas heat.


Cholla cactus is a definitive plant of the Chihuahuan Desert, and I include it in my paintings whenever it's appropriate. 

This heavily layered and embossed colored pencil vignette is on acid-free paper, hardy as cactus.

* outer dimensions, framed

16" x 19" x 1"


Fort Davis, Texas


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about acquiring this painting

CHOLLA BLOSSOM 8" x 10" colored pencil drawing  © Lindy Cook Severns is matted in acid-free ivory and conservation framed in dark burled wood molding. This drawing is under non-reflective museum glass.



Big Bend Artist

Old Spanish Trail Studio

Big Bend Artist Lindy Cook Severns, a seventh generation Texan,  paints real places in the wild American west, high desert ranch lands of Far West Texas and Big Bend country.  Lindy's paintings hang in most every state in the USA, and in England, Australia, Germany and Canada. The pastel landscape painter | oil painter is among 35 artists selected for inclusion in the definitive book TEXAS TRADITIONS, CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS OF THE LONE STAR STATE, Michael Duty and Susan Hallsten McGarry, 2010.  Featured in the national 2016 PBS documentary WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, the southwest landscape painter lives on a working ranch in the Davis Mountains near Ft Davis and Marfa with husband Jim, a stubbornly affectionate rescued terrier and a cranky African Grey parrot who passionately loves art.  Her studio sits across the road from Old Spanish Trail Gallery and Museum, where Lindy is the Artist-In-Residence. Lindy is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Arts & Sciences of Texas Tech University.

Lindy Cook Severns  Art   |     Old Spanish Trail Studio     |    PO Box  2167    |    401 Crow's Nest Road    |    Fort Davis, TX    |     79734 
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