For twenty 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 media, charcoal and graphite. The striking beauty of her pieces with the softly rendered detail captivates and intrigues her audience. Buchholz strives to capture the authenticity of their way of life by gathering reference material from the ranch. 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, Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum, The Russell at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT, and Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Her work 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,America’s Horse, and Western Art & Architecture.
Buchholz is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, and Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman, Montana.
“The eyes are my favorite part of an animal,” she says. “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.”