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Destined For Greatness

10.00"W x 8.00"H x 0.1"D

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Lindy Cook Severns

FORT DAVIS, TX

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: browns, rust, mule deer, realism, nature, southwest, west, youth, buck, texas, wildlife, animal, baby, deer

Media: ink, pencil, pastel on paper, archival

Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2018

High in the Texas mountains, we supply wildlife with a constant water source. Sometimes, we'll spy a timid spotted fawn, and we watched this guy grow into a young buck. When the knobs on his skull finally broke into the first hint of antlers, he bounded and pranced as if he wore a twelve-point rack. As I drew him, I sought to capture his sense of joyful innocence, of promise, of a magnificent life unfolding. This drawing arrives already matted in acid-free, off-white mat board. This original drawing measures 8"x 10"; the matted outer dimensions are 11" x 14", which gives this young buck room to roam and also, protects the artwork. The mat can be easily removed. Both the mat and fine art paper are acid-free to assure longevity.

Clouds towering above vast horizons. Scraggly critters. Blossoms nestled in cactus spines. I'm a seventh generation Texan, and the desert southwest is in my blood. In Houston, Midland, Lubbock, I've always been an artist. For two decades, I co-piloted a corporate jet beside my captain husband. I'm passionate about painting silent sunrises, rioting sunsets and the seductively beautiful, treacherous clouds I once skirted with respect. Flying was good, but as a 2004 Xmas gift to ourselves, we hung up our wings, sold our Lubbock, TX home of 26 years and intending to travel the continent, moved into a big RV. A trip to the remote Texas mountains changed our plans. We're still full-time RVers and love the freedom, but we rooted onto a ranch into the high desert of Far West Texas. I have a rustic studio within walking distance of our mountainside RV site. Across from my studio is a high- end fine art gallery, where I'm the artist-in-residence. Our neighbors are wildlife. It's a good life!

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