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L.C. Herst

L.C.  finds her inspiration in creating original oil paintings in contemporary and traditional Western Art using rich, bold color and vibrant compositions.

Spending time on ranches, working alongside Cowboys, herding cattle, barrel racing, attending American Indian powwows and raising horses and cattle are just a few of the activities used to capture the true essence of Western Art and Cowboy Art.  Observing, sketching, and photographing horses, cowboys and cowgirls, and American Indians, Herst focuses attention on the authenticity of tradition in Native American life and enthusiasm for depicting the cowboy’s frontier.

Although well-known as a Southwest contemporary artist L.C. Herst’s genre includes contemporary paintings such as bold abstracts, colorful Tuscan art, Southwest landscape paintings, classical cars, jazz themes, and cityscapes, which are infused with abstract art elements and vibrant color to create an exciting and rhythmic composition.

“My first love is Western Art and Cowboy Art. Having taught on Indian Reservations, Indian Art and American Indian Paintings are also high on my list. Looking out my window I see my Horses. Horse Art is my passion. I rode my Appaloosa Horse at cattle roundups and many trail rides across the Southwestern Landscape. Infusing my paintings with Abstract Art and design elements just seem to add to the excitement of creating the artwork. I play music in my studio and wonderful Tuscan Art and Cityscapes seem to leap from my brush.