Cowgirl Spring Roundup
Accomplished Western sculptor and painter
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it’s hard to imagine laying eyes on Veryl Goodnight’s work and not appreciating the exquisite beauty. Her wildlife paintings—from red foxes to bison to working dogs and skittish deer—truly capture the spirit of her subjects. Overall, Goodnight’s body of work is as expansive as it is gorgeous. Her sculptures—more than 200 of them—further set her apart from other artists. Among the many notable pieces are her expressions of strong pioneer women and her seven-ton monument to tearing down the Berlin Wall, which featured wild horses galloping over the crumbling Wall.
Naturally, this much talent has earned her multiple awards. Goodnight’s art has appeared extensively in numerous books, and been shown in museums ranging from the Autry Museum of the American West to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Her work has been appreciated and displayed from Beijing to Botwasna, and from Berlin to the Bush Presidential Library. Small wonder this Colorado native entered the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2016. Imagine being able to talk to her in person about her approach to art.