Art by D. Snowden

South Dakota artist Dorothy Snowden creates colorful images, in oils and pastels, which convey her close connection to a rural lifestyle and passion for horses.

Her western landscapes are impressionistic, with broad brushstrokes of generously applied material, yielding texture to the canvas surface. Her pastels are equally vibrant, executed in a looseness of line unburdened with detail.

When portraying the equine form, she strives to capture their grace and movement in an interpretive style all her own, while maintaining a physical correctness horsemen appreciate. Horse racing scenes are a favored subject, reflecting her love of Thoroughbreds. The colorful silks of the jockeys and their steeds racing in full flight lend themselves well to her artistic vision.

Her images have appeared in numerous publications, public collections and exhibitions. She is a signature member of Artists of the Black Hills and participates annually in several regional exhibitions. Her work is also available in several Black Hills area galleries.

Contact Dorothy:


Newell, SD 57660


What's New

New Gallery Addition

Dorothy's work can now be found in the Prairie Edge gallery in downtown Rapid City, SD.  She is honored to be alongside so many other great artists in this fine establishment.  More info at



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