Eileen Nistler

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I was born in the beautiful Inyan Kara area of the Black Hills in Wyoming.  I left for seventeen years to pursue an education and short career as an architect.  Then the magic of Wyoming called me back.  I now live in the house that I drew my first paintings in as a child.  We live on and operate the family ranch that lies between Upton and Sundance, Wyoming.  Much of my inspiration comes from living and loving on a working ranch in Wyoming.


My work is inspired by Baroque painters Rubens and Caravaggio. I am a true and devoted follower of the chiaroscuro style. Extreme value (lightness and darkness) creates drama like a spotlight on the characters of a play. My medium of choice is colored pencils. They allow me the precision I seek (and no washing paint brushes).

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