Texas Artist Lindy Cook Severns grew up drawing animals. The young artist spent hours sprawled on the floor, studying photos in magazines and encyclopedias as references for her colored pencil drawings. These days, the models for Lindy Cook Severns art are her neighbors: West Texas wildlife and intriguing critters of all kinds.


A purist when it comes to drawing animals and figures, Lindy uses her own photographs or works from life. She draws without using a grid or projecting and tracing the images.

"If accurate anatomy is an artist's ultimate goal, projecting or tracing a photo is a very useful tool.. But it's a tool I don't use. When I draw, I'm creating a magical connection linking eyes, hands and brain.  While I try to recreate what I see as accurately as possible, it's the journey, capturing the emotional energy of a subject through the process of drawing that matters most to me."

Big Bend artist Lindy Severns's critter drawings are generally done as vignettes, elegantly rendered in colored pencil, watercolor, graphite or pen and ink on a clean, undeveloped background. 

The creatures she paints in oils, soft pastels or watercolors are wildlife portraits and animals as they appear in nature, part of the landscape of the Texas artist.

African Grey parrot Greystoke accompanies Jim and Lindy on their adventures..

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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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All images © 2020 by Lindy Cook Severns.        Lindy's artwork has been formatted for online viewing, and sharing these low resolution images on social media  is permitted,  Written permission is required for commercial use of any images..