Davis Mountains mule deer buck


 10" x 8" pastel

on archival pape

© Lindy Cook Severns

custom framed

non-reflective museum glass


A small herd of mule deer frequent our high desert mountainside in West Texas. Since he was a fawn, this buck has been stopping by for water and the handfuls of corn my husband tosses out. This year, he came into his own and appeared with an impressive rack, a harem of doe and a couple of fawns. His coat was thick and shiny, and in the dappled light, he seemed as much a part of the forest as the fluttering leaves.

I used terra-cotta colored paper for my pastel painting, letting some of that color to connect the buck with the whispering leaves and autumn colors of the landscape in this richly detailed painting.


Fort Davis, Texas


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KING OF THE MOUNTAIN original 10in x 8in  pastel © Lindy Cook Severns is framed in 2" wide burled wood molding under non-reflective museum glass to give you the ultimate viewing experience.



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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