Mary Ross Buchholz

Mary Ross Buchholz

For over 18 years, art has been Mary Ross Buchholz's devotion.  Coming from a pioneering ranching family, she offers a glimpse of her daily ranch life with the most primitive of mediums: charcoal and graphite.  It is the striking beauty of her pieces with the softly rendered detail that captivates and intrigues her audience.  Buchholz strives to capture the authenticity of their way of life by gathering reference material from the ranch, and as a result, each piece she creates is a testament to her family's ranching traditions.

Buchholz has participated in many museum shows across the country including Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, The Russell at the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, and Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.   She also has been featured in Reflections of the West, Brushstrokes & Balladeers, Western Art Collector, Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, and as cover art for Western Horseman and America’s Horse.

Buchholz is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas and Legacy Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jackson, Wyoming and Bozeman, Montana.  

 “The eyes are my favorite part of an animal.  I feel like that’s where you’re able to see the life; as people say, the eye captures the soul of the horse.  I am blessed that what I enjoy drawing is right here, out my backdoor”.