source of Chessney Sevier's artistic inspiration
came from the simple beauty and lifestyle of
the Nebraska Sand hills where she grew up.
Today, the Wyoming landscape and culture, where
she calls home, evokes a similar calling to
create. Her mother's career as an artist has
influenced her to do the same. Since graduating
with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Chadron
State College in 1998 she has been in pursuit
of a career as an artist. She and her husband
reside outside Glendo, Wyoming.
Chessney believes she has a responsibility to
create art that is both pure and true to herself.
Her work reflects her rural upbringing and heritage.
She considers herself a "Contemporary Western
Artist" since she express the American
West the way she lives it everyday.
The majority of Chessney's work is a printmaking
technique called copper-plate etching. This
process allows multiples of the same etched
image. Each print is considered an original
since each one is inked and printed by hand.
Chessney's print editions are limited to 30
Aside from printmaking, Chessney created both
acrylic and oil paintings. Working primarily
small scale her paintings are unique in subject
matter and often depict small community life
in the rural West.
Although Chessney is considered an emerging
artist she has many awards to her credits. She
has taken top honors in printmaking at both
the nationally acclaimed Santa Fe Indian Market
Show and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market