Liz Chappie Zoller’s art is a combination of her passions for big-hearted, athletic working horses, and the artistry and energy of well-executed (master) “pieces” of rail car graffiti, both directly inspired by her western American landscape. The overlaps in this unique pairing become apparent only by remaining curious and by exploring these subjects in more depth.
Choosing graffiti to best fit each working horse, Chappie Zoller honors her studio tagline "More Grit, More Pearl" by using the tag PEARL, a reminder to turn adversity into advantage.
Skill and respect for tradition are core values in many cultures. High performance standards, the ability to focus, and an uncompromising dedication to getting the job done – whether it’s roping cattle, bucking a bronc, racing a colt, or tagging “fr8” trains with your crew – are common among the best working horses and graf writers. And the best of the best is also fiercely loyal and courageous to the point of fearlessness.
Her current Native Runners series pairs the racehorses of Indian Relay racing, a sport that honors the culture and bravery of the Native American warrior, with background patterns inspired by traditional historic Navajo weavings.
Explore the diverse and overlapping edges of our stories through art.
Commissions available, inquiries welcome.