Mary Lou Pape

Born and raised in Kansas, with wonderful days spent on my grandparents’ farm, I have always had a love of nature and animals, with horses being a particular favorite. 

Now living in Colorado, it’s a passion that inspires me to paint the wildlife of North America and the Western way of life. I find inspiration all around me and strive to portray my subjects with personality and dignity.

Recent awards include the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Western Spirit Show, Best Animal at the 2017 Women Artists of the West National Show, Second Place and People’s Choice at the 2015 Art of the Horse National Show and the $10,000 Grand Prize at the five-state Steamboat Juried Show in 2014.