| A great source of Chessney Sevier's artistic inspiration came from the simple beauty and lifestyle of the Nebraska Sand
hills where she grew up.
Today, the Wyoming landscape and culture, where she calls home, evokes a similar calling to create. Her mother's career as an artist has
influenced her to do the same. Since graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Chadron State College in 1998 she has been in pursuit
of a career as an artist. She and her husband reside outside Glendo, Wyoming.
Chessney believes she has a responsibility to create art that is both pure and true to herself. Her work reflects her rural upbringing
and heritage. She considers herself a "Contemporary Western Artist" since she express the American West the way she lives it everyday.
The majority of Chessney's work is a printmaking technique called copper-plate etching. This process allows multiples of the same etched
image. Each print is considered an original since each one is inked and printed by hand. Chessney's print editions are limited to 30 or
Aside from printmaking, Chessney created both acrylic and oil paintings. Working primarily small scale her paintings are unique in subject
matter and often depict small community life in the rural West.
Although Chessney is considered an emerging artist she has many awards to her credits. She has taken top honors in printmaking at both
the nationally acclaimed Santa Fe Indian Market Show and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market numerous times.