Trish Stevenson grew up in a rural area west of Denver, where if she wasn’t riding horses she was drawing them. Her paintings reflect her passion for horses and are also influenced by memories of summer vacations spent with her grandparents in the badlands of North Dakota.
They lived in an old log house with no running water and Charles M. Russell calendars adorned the walls. Trish and her siblings were fascinated by their Grandpa, a locally famous bronc rider with many tall tales to tell as he rolled his Bull Durham cigarettes.
The kids hauled water in an old truck and explored the hills, dodging cactus and rattlesnakes. Hot, dusty rodeos and brandings were the highlight of the summer with sights and sounds that strongly impressed Trish and still influence what she paints today.
She later attended the Colorado Institute of Art and studied in Europe. Her work has been featured in Western Horseman Magazine and has been included in museum exhibits across the country as part of the Ken Ratner Western Art Collection. Her work has been shown at art shows and invitationals throughout the western states.
Trish lives in Montana where she finds the inspiration to paint the spirit and attitude that still thrives in today's West.