Big Bend Arts Council


  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831

Lindy C Severns

A Worthy Climb

Dawn's Early Light

Seizing Sunrise

Standing Guard

Two decades of copiloting a corporate jet gave the eclectic native West Texan landscape painter a profound understanding of the dramatic skies she portrays. Lindy’s mother taught her to draw, and Albert Handell introduced her to pastels, but her degree is in English and Biology (Texas Tech 1972). She has always painted professionally, but with little formal art training. She holds a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo, and credits martial arts for a body/mind/spirit connection that carries over into painting. In 2004, she and her corporate pilot husband, Jim went middle-aged crazy, sold their Lubbock home, quit their jobs and struck out in their RV in search of adventure. Now she paints on locations throughout the Big Bend, and maintains a studio on a Davis Mountain heritage ranch. Lindy is represented by Midland Gallery, Midland TX; Michael Duty Fine Art, Dallas; The Open Range, Alpine, TX; Gallery at Fort Davis Drugstore, Fort Davis, and her own Old Spanish Trail Studio 20 miles SW of Fort Davis, open for studio gallery visits by appointment. 

The Hotel Limpia (Fort Davis), The Gage Hotel (Marathon, TX), Front Street Books (Alpine, TX) carry Lindy’s enhanced prints and fine art cards. Lindy is one of the artists at The Museum of the Big Bend’s annual western art invitational show, Trappings of Texas, and a featured artist at the annual Dallas Heritage Village Art on Main Street exhibit of Texas landscape paintings.


“A painting reflects the artist’s soul, and each soul communicates a unique vision. I’m outdoorsy, so I paint landscapes; I like getting my hands dirty, so while I love painting in oils, my favorite medium is soft pastels; I’m a colorist, and Big Bend country is a rainbow of unexpected color. Fine art expands what is ordinary into something bigger than life, makes the viewer aware of small joys. I paint to share the joy of a western sunrise, the sacred silence of a walk in the desert, the rumble of thunder promising rain. I seek to capture magnificence in the mundane, and then, I try to share it.”

CONTACT: (or ) Wanderings of an Artist in Far West Texas


Old Spanish Trail Studio

State Hwy 166

PO Box 2167

Fort Davis, TX 79734

(806) 789-6513 or (432) 249-1359

The Very Edge of Texas