10" x 10" pastel

on archival paper

© Lindy Cook Severns

conservation framed under UV protective fine art acrylic


Desert sunsets know nothing of modesty, and this one showed off as many colors as it could steal from the sun before it vanished behind the mountains of Big Bend National Park. It had rained that morning, and rivulets were still trickling across the hardpack. The tall spindly plants are ocotillo, showing off with their red flowers tipping the stalks. These tall, spiny plants often provide the only vertical element linking the flat desert to the immense sky.


Marathon, Texas



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CROWNING THE DESERT is framed in heavy expresso wood to outer dimensions of 18" x 18" . An original pastel © Lindy Cook Severns

"Crowning the Desert" has a lot of color kick, providing an ideal accent piece for a room decorated in neutrals. Like the West Texas sunset, it demands attention.



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, the 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 collections in England, Australia, Germany and Canada.  The pastel landscape artist | 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 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..