Ginger Vogt: Fine Artist and creator of The Cowboy Way


Living in the west has greatly influenced my artistic style and subject matter. When I first set out after college, my husband and I went to Guam seeking adventure and sun. We had both, but not many cowboys. Upon our return we ventured to the small town of Rapelje, Montana. Here I was given my first true taste of cowboy life. We lived on a cattle ranch, 15 miles from the nearest paved road. During the day I taught at a small K-12 school, and at night and weekends I learned to rope, brand, work cattle, and even pull calves when needed.

Today, I call Mountain Home, Idaho home. I continue to ride and enjoy the adventures life provides. I am lucky to be able to teach middle school students. They give life a unique perspective and keep me from being too serious. Since I moved to Idaho I have had some wonderful artistic opportunities. I have shown my work in the Pastel Society of Oregon's annual show, The Horse Affair in California and locally in Idaho. I have taken a few workshops along the way; Robert Handel and Anita Loise West gave me new insights when using pastels. Robert Burridge gave me "permission" to have fun when I paint using watercolors or acrylics.

My paintings are bold and bright, using the highest quality paints and papers. My pastels are done on sanded paper using the highest quality pastels to ensure longevity. My work can be found at Davis Gallery in Sheridan, Wyoming and at the Artisan in Eagle, Idaho and in numerous private collections throughout the U.S. and internationally.