This issue’s artist is Diana Brady. She and her husband Jim have raised their family and red angus cattle on their ranch in Winnett, Montana for the last 34 years. She has been interested in art of all different kinds all her life.
Diana majored in art and education at Montana State University and was an art teacher in Winnett for a few years early in her career. She took a year’s leave of absence from teaching to take care of their children, during which time she decided to try to make a living with her art skills. Within the small house, she wanted an art that was flexible and easily moved, so she decided on watercolor painting.
She started selling her artwork in 1988 and decided not to return to teaching. Since then, her paintings have been selected for the top 100 in the National Arts for the Parks Competition, CM Russell Art Auction, Western Masters Art Show and Sale, Ellensburg Art Auction, CM Russell Masters in Miniature Show, Lewis and Clark Outdoor Art Gala, Montana Watercolor Society’s National Juried Exhibitions, Western Art Roundup and exhibited at the Montana Governor’s Mansion and in the Montana Capitol Building.
Diana likes to paint historical rural scenes as well as contemporary scenes which reflect the life she lives as a fourth generation Montana rancher.
Her work can be found at DianaBradyart.com, and Latigo & Lace at 122 Main Street in Augusta.