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.



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Dorothy Snowden



What's New

Dorothy's work can  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


Opened Summer of 2019-

The Art Nest Gallery in Spearfish, SD. A small gallery full of reasonably priced gems. More info at




New for Summer 2022- Riverfront Gallery at Historic Morris Grand Opera House, Hot Springs, SD.


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