along the Rio Grande


 20" x 24" original pastel

on archival sanded paper

© Lindy Cook Severns

custom framed*

museum glass


The Rio Grande may define the border between West Texas and old Mexico, but the lands along its banks are cut from the same earth. A sandbar on the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch State Park makes you realize how insignificant borders are to nature. On this day, the golden cane was lovely against the deep blue Texas mountains in the distance. 

This sandbar is off the River Road. We hiked along the Texas banks one afternoon, amazed at the hidden pockets of life along the Big River. The cane breaks offered a colorful contrast to the blue sky and cloudy waters, so I gave them center stage, but it was the sparkling sand that I gave the most attention as I painted this Big Bend landscape.

*outer dimensions, framed: 24" x 28" x 1"


Fort Davis, Texas


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RIVER BETWEEN THE LANDS 20" x 24" pastel © Lindy Cook Severns framed in gold rubbed wood



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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