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MARTI MILLER HUBBELL

About the Artist

Marti Miller HubbellMarti 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 every day 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 first hand.

"The American West is my home, as it was the home of my ancestors. Witnessing firsthand its unforgiving hardships and its breathtaking beauty continues to give me profound inspiration. I try, through my art, to convey my passion and respect for the western spirit, for it is awesome!" - Marti Miller Hubbell



Group Exhibitions

2007-2008 - Nat'l Cowboy Poetry Gathering, K. Walton's Art & Gear Show, Stockmen's, Elko, NV
2005 - Vaquero Show - Santa Ynez Historical Society, Santa Ynez, CA
2004-2008 - Cow Palace - Grand National Western Art Show, San Francisco, CA
2003-2008 San Luis Obispo Cattlemen's Art Show, Paso Robles, CA
1996-2008 San Benito County Horse Show & Rodeo Art & Gear Show, Tres Pinos, CA
1996-2008 San Benito County Horse Show & Rodeo Museum, Tres Pinos, CA
2000-2003 Monterey Cowboy Festival, Monterey, CA
2003 Strathearn Foundation Invitational Art Show, Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
1997-2003 Buckaroo Western Art Roundup, Winnemucca, NV
1996-2005 Gabilan Kinship Wine Tasting & Art Show, Paicines, CA
1999-2000 Tokino, Japan Sister City Delegation Dinner Exhibition, Hollister, CA
1997-1999 PRCA Cowboy Christmas, NFR, Las Vegas, NV
1997-1999 California Rodeo, Salinas, CA

Publications/Posters

June 2008 - The Pinnacle Newspaper, Hollister, CA - feature article
June 2008 - San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo Official Poster and Program Cover.
Dec. 2007 - Western Horseman Magazine - feature article
June, 2007 - San Benito County Horse Show & Rodeo, Official Poster and Program Cover
Winter 2006 - Horses in Art Magazine, article with photos of artwork
Summer 2006 - Horses in Art Magazine, 3rd place in Cover Contest
May 2006 - Western Horseman Magazine, Bridle Horse Article illustrations
March 2005 - Feature Article, Pinnacle Newspaper, Hollister, CA
Oct. 2004 - Cover, Hastfynd Magazine (Equine publication out of Sweden)
June 2004 - San Benito County Horse Show & Rodeo, Official Poster & Program Cover
May 2003 - Cover - Cascade Horseman Magazine
Apr. 2003 - Northern Horse Review (Canadian magazine)
Feb. 2003 - Performance Horse Magazine
Jan. 2003 - Horse & Rider Magazine
Sept. 2002 - Snaffle Bit Futurity Program article
July 2003 - Cover - Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine
Feb. 2002 - Stock Horse News
Jan. 2002 - Horse & Rider Magazine
Nov. 2001 - Quarter Horse News
Sept. 2001 - Beef Magazine
July 2001 - Horse & Rider Magazine
June 2001 - San Benito County Horse Show & Rodeo, Official Poster & Program Cover
Aug. 1999 - Paint Horse Journal, Paint Brush Feature
July 1999 - California Rodeo (Salinas), Official Poster & Program Cover