Southwest Art

Julie Nighswonger

Julie Nighswonger, it’s the quiet, unhurried scenes around her home in rural southeastern Wyoming that inspire her to put brush to canvas or charcoal to paper. A mare nuzzling her foal, early-morning fog drifting over a creek, or “I feel like you have to see it or feel it—the warmth of the sun, the smell of the horses. Without feeling it first, I don’t think you could portray the emotions you want to get across.”

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