There is an obvious beauty in Northwestern Wyoming, but few artists can capture its true splendor, the essence of the land and wildlife within. Living off of the beaten path near the Wind River Mountains, in Crowheart, Wyoming, Laney is one of those few wildlife artists that does. She is a native of the mountain states, environmentalist, conservationist, photographer, but above all an award-winning wildlife painter.
Laney has rare devotion to animals that has been rooted since her childhood and has carried on through her years of education and practice in the fine wildlife art field. Born in Colorado, Laney earned a B.F.A from the University of Denver and began her career in fine art as an illustrator for National Science Foundation biology textbooks. The careful research and study of animal anatomy is one of the traits that she prides herself on and this knowledge of science is clearly portrayed in her paintings.
Laney’s evolution into a well-known wildlife artist has been established through a layered and admirable background. Her artworks have been in regional, national and international exhibitions, the permanent collections of many museums and she has been recognized in various books and other national publications. Please see below to view Laney’s achievements.