Julie Nighswonger

Julie Nighswonger’s art exemplifies life in the West in a way that captures the beauty of her surroundings. In a style that she describes as impressionistic realism, Nighswonger captures moments that are all too often taken for granted.
Her work explores nature, animals, and the West. “Certain things catch my eye,” Nighswonger says, “It’s the crisp early morning light, the warm glow of the evening, or the way the light dances off of a horses mane.” In her work she strives to document and share the uniqueness of the Western landscape and its Cowboy lifestyle. “It is my hope to stir a memory or evoke an emotional response.”
 The scenery and the people I share my life with inspire me to bring the spirit of my subject to life.
 Whether I am working in oil or graphite, my vision is to touch a place in the viewers world, in their life and just maybe in their heart.