LANEY is a naturalist wildlife artist and photographer. She has spent a lifetime in art, first majoring in commercial art at Denver University. Her first job was in scientific illustration for biology texts published by the National Science Foundation, and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, and then college texts published by New York publishing houses. Laney’s specific interest is naturalist art, a separate branch of animal and wildlife art. It involves in-depth study of animal behavior and natural habitats, including vegetation and geologic formations, clouds and water. Originally from Colorado, Laney has been in the Wind River Valley for over forty years and lives on Dry Creek near Crowheart, Wyoming. She is a founding member of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole and has exhibited in many shows at the museum, most notably, Darwin’s Legacy in 2013. Her new Bighorn Sheep painting, “Sunrise”, is to be installed in June of 2018, as the center attraction in the main building at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp.
In May 2016, her book, To See Beyond Looking, was released. It is a life history of the life of a naturalist artist.
Click on the images below to view Laney's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
Checking with Mom
Lord and Master
Every rock, snowflake, animal and bush has its place in the natural environment. The Rocky Mountains have been my home since birth. I have lived in Wind River Valley, of Wyoming, for close to fifty years. I am focused on the high meadows, forests and the sagebrush flats of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. My love centers on the land forms, plants and animals, each with their own individual personalities. They are all my friends and equals in the net of life and time.