Marti Miller Hubbell’s paintings literally illustrate her life and her Californian heritage. She lives on the ranch near Hollister, California, where her husband, John, was raised, and where they base their stocker cattle operation. The ranch where Marti was raised in southern San Benito County was homesteaded in 1882 by her great-grandfather and is still being run by her parents and her brother today.
Marti, a self-taught artist, had to postpone pursuing her desire for a career in art while she raised a family and worked full time as a legal secretary. After 30+ years in law offices, she was recently able to “retire” and pursue her dream of capturing the western lifestyle of yesterday and today in her artwork. Marti finds constant inspiration and subject matter around her, whether she’s helping her husband in their day-to-day cattle operation, attending one of many local calf brandings, or just observing everyday life in the country.
An award-winning artist, Marti prefers to work in colored pencil and oils, but she occasionally uses graphite, acrylics and is now trying out watercolor. She has a personal connection with her subjects as they are usually her family, friends, and neighbors, in situations she has experienced firsthand.
2020 Mountain Oyster Show, Tucson, AZ
2019 Bosque Art Classic, Clifton, TX
2013-16 AQHA Hall of Fame Horse in Art Show, Amarillo, TX
2009-11 Cowgirl Up! Art Show, Wickenburg, AZ
2007-2008 Art of the West Exhibit, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko, NV
2004, 2008 Cow Palace – Grand National Western Art Show, San Francisco, CA
2003-2008 Cattlemen’s Art Show, Paso Robles, CA