Lauri Ketchum


Lauri was born and raised in Ada, OK. She and her husband lived in numerous states after marrying in 1988, but the journey eventually led back home. Lauri has agricultural roots, which has greatly influenced her work. She began painting after raising two children and retiring from careers in business and public education. Lauri is self-taught, but attended, and still attends, many workshops by artists she admires.

Lauri’s lifelong love affair with the American cowboy and the Old West fuels her concentration on western art. Livestock and working cowboys find their way onto her canvas more often than not, but she is also inspired by wildlife, and the Native American people and their culture. Today, Lauri resides in Durant, OK, and paints daily in her home studio. Her art is in collections throughout the United States, and in Canada.

Artist CV
Juried in as Associate Member, Women Artists of the West, Spring, 2021
Honorable Mention, Mountain View Americana Art Show, Easley, SC, 2021
2nd Place, 51st Juried Art Exhibit, The Goddard Center, Ardmore, OK, 2021
Featured Artist, Art of the West, Graceful Arts Center, Alva, OK, 2021
40th Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne, WY, 2021
Runner-up, Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition, 2020
FAV 15% BoldBrush Painting Competition, June 2020
FAV15% BoldBrush Painting Competition, March, 2020
Western National Juried Exhibit, Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2020
Jeanne R. and Lawrence London Award for Excellence, 50th Juried Art Exhibit, The Goddard Center, Ardmore, OK, 2020
Stamford Art Foundation Western Art Show, Stamford, TX, 2020
Featured Artist, Backroads Show, The Vault Art Gallery, Pauls Valley, OK, 2020
Artwork selected for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition annual auction, 12×12, 2021, 2020
Artwork selected for Oklahoma City Allied Arts annual auction, Artini, 2020, 2019
4th Place, Western Art Rodeo Association, Fall Gather, 2019
Published in “Acrylics Works 6, The Best of Acrylic Painting, Creative Energy,” 2019
Guest artist, Studio 9 Art Gallery, Durant, OK, 2019

Gallery Representation
Mountain View Americana Art Gallery, Dacusville, SC

Professional Associations
Associate Member, Women Artists of the West
Member, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Associate Member, American Women Artists
Associate Member, American Plains Artists

Artwork to be Showcased