Featured Artist Mary Luttrell

Artist Mary Luttrell presents a collection of paintings that expertly capture the action and personality of her subjects. See more from this talented artist by visiting her website.


painting of a horse and dog by Mary Luttrell

“Cisco & Biscuit” acrylic, 24″ x 18″


I’m the daughter of well-known western artist, Oleg Stavrowsky. I’ve been painting since 2018, after working for many years as a graphic designer and illustrator.


“Ticket to Ride” acrylic, 30″ x 40″


My favorite subjects are the American West and animals of all kinds, which I adore. I especially love to explore the various relationships between animals and people.


acrylic painting of two horses by Mary Luttrell

“The Flirt” acrylic, 24″ x 24″


I paint in acrylics on canvas and canvas board, and sometimes I use an acrylic pour to seal my work and give it a nice gloss. I like juxtaposing an abstracted background with a representational subject/foreground. That makes my pieces really pop.


portrait of a wrangler by Mary Luttrell

“Wrangler” acrylic, 20″ x 16″


I began to paint using a full color palette, but eventually settled on working only in warm black and warm white. Sometimes I’ll add a strong color for the under painting, etc.


painting of a rodeo rider in action by Mary Luttrell

“You Say Yes, I Say No” acrylic, 40″ x 30″


I use this limited palette because I think it gives my work a mysterious, dramatic and striking immediacy. This palette also ensures that my pieces fit well in contemporary as well as traditional settings, and it helps my work stand out in shows and galleries.


painting of a young cowgirl and horse by Mary Luttrell

“Born To It” acrylic, 18″ x 14″


My younger sister and I opened a small gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2023 (Luttrell Hurst Gallery). I think we complement each other well, as she paints in color and with a very different process. I love art of all kinds so much that I’m not sure I’d want to be on this planet without it.


dramatic painting of a dog by Mary Luttrell

“Banana Pajamas” acrylic, 14″ x 18″


To me, creativity and art are proof of our connection to the Divine, whether it’s painting, sculpting, singing, dancing, writing or acting.


“Wisdom” acrylic, 8″ x 10″


When people tell me that my paintings move them, it makes all the hard work and sporadic rewards of the artist’s life worthwhile. I feel immensely privileged and grateful to be able to do what I do.

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  1. Jennifer Jamieson says

    Hello Mary,

    Your work is some of the finest I’ve viewed! The attention to detail and energy captured is stunning. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much, Jennifer. I try to put my love and admiration for my subject matter into my work. Art is not an easy way for anyone to try to make a living, but I love it so much that I’d do it whether I sold anything or not. I’m a fool for art! I sincerely appreciate your comment, and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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