Mary Lou Pape


Artist Statement

Raised in Kansas, with wonderful days spent on my grandparents’ farm, I have always had a love of nature and animals. I am drawn to intimate views of wildlife and the western way of life and especially love to portray the way light illuminates subjects and adds to the drama of the painting.

I work in oil, pastel and pencil from my home studio in Monument. I find inspiration all around me and use my own reference material gathered from trips to National Parks, nature preserves, ranches, rodeos and my own backyard.

Recent awards include the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Western Spirit Show in Cheyenne, WY., Best Animal at the 2017 Women Artists of the West National Show, Second Place and People’s Choice at the 2015 Art of the Horse National Show and the Best of Show/Grand Prize at the five-state Steamboat Juried Show in 2014.

20323 Bald Mountain Court
Monument, CO 80132

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