Trappings of Texas 2018 Premier Artist
Chessney Sevier finds inspiration in the simple beauty and lifestyle of the Nebraska sandhills where she grew up, and in the Wyoming landscape where she lives today. The daughter of an artist, Chessney has pursued her own career as a printmaker and painter since receiving her degree in fine arts from Nebraska’s Chadron State College in 1998.
Chessney considers herself a “contemporary Western artist.” Her work reflects her rural upbringing and heritage, and expresses her experience of the American West. She works primarily in intaglio or copper plate etching, a process in which each print must be inked and pulled by hand. In addition, she also paints in acrylic and in oil, creating small-scale paintings that often depict community life in the rural West. Recently she began working with watercolor and pastels.
Her works were included in the We Pointed Them North exhibit at the Cattle Raisers Museum, Fort Worth, in a solo exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming and National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming.