Craig Pursley Cowgirl Livia western oil painting

Craig Pursley biography:

Craig Pursley started early in art, obtaining professional commissions at 14 and was chosen as Nebraska’s Outstanding Young Artist at 17. While in college he worked as a composite artist for several law enforcement agencies including the F.B.I. and continued doing so after becoming an art teacher in Colorado.

After a move to California he began work as an illustrator for a major newspaper and during this time, he also achieved considerable notoriety as a sports artist for the California Angels, Topps Baseball Card Company, and Upper Deck Baseball Card Company.

Craig Pursley head shot portrait photoIn 2002, Craig and his wife, Julie, moved to New Hampshire where he paints the beauty of New England. He is a member of the The Portrait Society of America (who chose his portfolio as one of the top five in 2015) and Oil Painters of America (where he recently won an Award of Merit in a national competition).

His work has been featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art and magazines and can be seen in The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and in private collections from coast to coast and in Europe. He has won many national awards including two Best of Shows in 2015 and the 2019 Fine Art Connoisseur Award at the Scottsdale Artists’ School “Best & Brightest” show and sale.  Recently, he was chosen by New Hampshire Magazine as “Best White Mountain Artist” and he has two portraits on permanent display in the state house in Concord, New Hampshire.

 

Available landscape paintings:

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Craig Pursley The Farm At Burpee Hill red barn farm ranch fence western oil painting

“The Farm At Burpee Hill”
Craig Pursley
Oil  18″ x 24″
$3,000

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Craig Pursley Retro Girl Lilah cowgirl western figure figurative oil painting

“Retro Cowgirl Lilah”
Craig Pursley
Oil  24″ x 18″
$4,200

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Craig Pursley Ice Snow Sun and Fog lake stream water snow western oil painting landscape

“Ice, Snow, Sun And Fog”
Craig Pursley
Oil  11″ x 14″
$1,800

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Craig Pursley Barn At Tory Lane red barn ranch farm landscape western oil painting

“Barn At Tory Lane”
Craig Pursley
Oil  12″ x 24″
$2,600

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Craig Pursley Cowgirl Livia western oil painting

“Retro Cowgirl Livia”
Craig Pursley
Oil  24″ x 24″
$4,500

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Craig Pursley The First Morning landscape trees mountains western oil painting

“The First Morning”
Craig Pursley
Oil  12″ x 24″
$2,600

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Craig Pursley Land Of Enchantment desert western landscape oil painting

“Land Of Enchantment”
Craig Pursley
Oil  24″ x 30″
$3,400

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Craig Pursley After The Rain mountains trees road western landscape oil painting

“After The Rain”
Craig Pursley
Oil  15″ x 30″
$2,600

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Craig Pursley - When That Deep Purple Calls California landscape oil painting

“When That Deep Purple Calls”
Craig Pursley
Oil  7″ x 14″
$1,200

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Craig Pursley - Light at the End of the Trail California landscape oil painting

“The Light At The End Of The Trail”
Craig Pursley
Oil  12″ x 24″
$2,600

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Craig Pursley - Black Star Creek California landscape oil painting stream

“Black Star Creek”
Craig Pursley
Oil  11″ x 14″
$1,800

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Craig Pursley - Verdant Hills California landscape oil painting

“Verdant Hills”
Craig Pursley
Oil  11″ x 14″
$1,800

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Craig Pursley - Into Trabuco Canyon California landscape oil painting

“Into Trabuco Canyon”
Craig Pursley
Oil  16″ x 20″
$2,600

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Available figurative paintings:

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Craig Pursley The Wild West Show cowgirl rifle poster western oil painting

“The Wild West Show”
Craig Pursley
Oil  25 1/2″ x 15 1/2″
$7,500

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Exhibited at the 2019
“36th Annual Roundup Exhibition And Sale”
Museum of Western Art
Kerrville, Texas

 

 

Craig Pursley Colorado Coleman cowgirl rifle western oil painting

“Colorado Collman”
Craig Pursley
Oil  12″ x 24″
$3,700

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Craig Pursley Letter From Home cowgirl scout western oil painting

“Letter From Home”
Craig Pursley
Oil  30″ x 24″
$8,000

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Craig Pursley Backaroo cowgirl western oil painting

“Buckaroo”
Craig Pursley
Oil  14″ x 11″
$2,000

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Craig Pursley Jason cowboy western oil painting

“Jason”
Craig Pursley
Oil  8″ x 10″
$1,500

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Craig Pursley Retro Cowgirl Jessica western oil painting

“Retro Cowgirl – Jessica”
Craig Pursley
Oil  24″ x 12″
$3,700

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Exhibited at the 2019
“36th Annual Roundup Exhibition And Sale”
Museum of Western Art
Kerrville, Texas

 

 

Craig Pursley Smiling Cowgirl western oil painting

“Smiling Cowgirl”
Craig Pursley
Oil  5″ x 5″
$600

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Craig Pursley Retro Cowgirl Lia western oil painting

“Retro Cowgirl – Lia”
Craig Pursley
Oil  30″ x 15″
$4,000

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Craig Pursley Sky Chief Native American portrait headdress western oil painting

“Sky Chief”
Craig Pursley
Oil  8″ x 8″
$1,600

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Craig Pursley Retro Cowgirl number 2 western oil painting

“Retro Cowgirl No. 2”
Craig Pursley
Oil  24″ x 12″
$3,700

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Craig Pursley Retro Cowgirl number 6 western oil painting

“Retro Cowgirl No. 6”
Craig Pursley
Oil  14″ x 11″
$2,000

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Craig Pursley Good Medicine Native American woman western oil painting

“Good Medicine”
Craig Pursley
Oil  24″ x 12″
$3,700

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Craig Pursley Rodeo Girl cowgirl western oil painting

“Rodeo Girl”
Craig Pursley
Oil  24″ x 18″
$4,200

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Craig Pursley Hannah cowgirl western oil painting

“Hannah”
Craig Pursley
Oil  14″ x 7″
$1,700

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Interested in these paintings, call us 800-958-5360 or email us sales@artzline.com.

 

Awards:

2019 Scottsdale Artists School Best & Brightest Show – Fine Art Connoisseur Award

2018 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show – Finalist

2018 PaintingCompetition.org Competition – Winner

2018 Oil Painters of America Salon Show – Award of Merit

2018 Scottsdale Artists School Best & Brightest Show – First Place in Oils

2017 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Show – Award of Excellence

2017 Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition – Finalist

2016 Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition – Finalist

2015 Portrait Scoeity of America Memebers Only Competition – Finalist

2015 Greeley National Art Competition – Best of Show

2015 Portrait Society of America Portfolio Competition – Top Five

2015 International Artist Magazine Lakes, Rivers and Streams Competition – Grand Prize

2014 (Dec) BoldBrush Competition – Finalist

2014 Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition – Finalist

2014 Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition – Finalist

2013 (April) BoldBrush Competition – Finalist

2012 Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase – Second Place

2012 Portrait Society of America Portfolio Competition – Top Five

2011 International Artist Magazine Portrait and Figure Competition – Finalist

2011 International Artist Magazine Lakes, Rivers and Streams Competition – Finalist

 

Craig Pursley painting in his studio artist easel
Craig Pursley painting in his studio

 

Sold paintings:

Craig Pursley Entering The Cathedral landscape snow western oil painting

“Entering The Cathedral”
Craig Pursley
Oil  15″ x 30″
SOLD

 

Craig Pursley Zoroaster Temple Grand Canyon landscape western oil painting

“Zoroaster Temple – Grand Canyon”
Craig Pursley
Oil  18″ x 24″
SOLD

 

 

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