Liz Chappie-Zoller is a contemporary equine artist whose Pearl Snap Studio is located in a remote Missouri River valley north of Three Forks MT.
She grew up in the Midwest, where she was constantly doing some kind of art or riding her horse, and later earned a BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in both Drawing and Painting.
An award-winning artist, Liz was honored at the Trail of Painted Ponies National Competition “The Native Art of Horse Painting” when her entry, “Cheyenne Painted Rawhide," won the prestigious Southwest Magazine Best of Show and Award of Excellence.
In Dallas, her career experience included technical and medical illustration, graphic design, interior design, freelance and commercial art.
After moving to Montana in 2005, Liz taught Interior Design at Montana State University Gallatin College for just shy of ten years, and has coached 60+ artists over 9 years for the Montana Arts Council’s Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP), an NEA-recognized business development course for visual artists.
Her art education includes a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, workshops with landscape artist Frank Serrano, Native American artist Kevin Red Star, landscape artist Greg Scheibel, wildlife artist Shannon Troxler, and an internship with Native American artist DG House.
Chappie-Zoller is an Officier Académicienne at Mondial Art Academie in Aimargues, France, and was a member of the American Association of Equine Art, Associate member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), and American Women Artists (AWA). Her work is shown online at Mondial Art Academie (France) and Saatchi.com, and at Livingston Center for Art and Culture in Livingston MT, and The Depot Gallery in Red Lodge MT.
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