10" x 8" pastel

on archival sanded paper

© Lindy Cook Severns

framed in rich wood*

under non-reflective museum glass



The hoodoos of Palo Duro Canyon stand strong against the stormy summer sky over the Texas Panhandle. These dramatic rock formations, the products of uneven erosion were landmarks long before the history-rich Texas canyonlands became a tourist destination. None last forever-- it's a shock to return to find a favorite hoodoo has finally collapsed-- but they mark this hidden landscape as effectively as lighthouses led ships in from the sea. This rock tower is known as The Lighthouse, and for many, it stands as the iconic image of Palo Duro.

In this small painting, heat is ever-present, radiating off the ancient mudstone and bleaching color from the surrounding hardpack. The clouds haven't decided whether they'll drop rain or simply sweep across the canyons with gusty winds and grit. But the hoodoo doesn't care. The Lighthouse stands strong and anchors the land, despite wind and weather. In this painting, the sandstone tower says: Whatever comes, I'll be here to guide you when you return.


Fort Davis, Texas


LIGHTHOUSE IN A STORM   10" x 8" pastel

© Lindy Cook Severns

framed in wood to approximate outer dimensions of 15" x 13" 

Museum glass protects the art and offers the ultimate viewing experience for this original pastel landscape.



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..