The Road to Western Wildlife

Categories: 2024 January-February Issue, Lundeen, Carol, Oil, and Wildlife.

Carol Lundeen’s love affair with animals of the West began in the 1970s. During a family trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota, she was fascinated by the bison and herds of pronghorn she saw there. “Everywhere you’d look, you could see herds of pronghorn running over the land,” she says. “I was so impressed with their beauty.”

It would take many years for art and the fascination with Western wildlife to combine and become a focus for Lundeen. But, here she is today—enthusiastically capturing in oils the animals that made such an impression on her when she was a young girl. And she’s winning awards for her work, including an Award of Excellence and an Exhibition Award at two American Plains Artists shows in 2020.

Read the full article in the January/February 2024 issue.

Oil painting of a cougar haunched by Carol Lundeen.

It’s All In the Eyes

16″ by 20″

Oil painting of a bull posturing by Carol Lundeen.

The Challenger

16″ by 16″