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Liz Chappie Zoller grew up with a passion for all things western — horses, wildlife, and rugged mountain landscapes, and her love for the American West continues to influence her artwork today.

Chappie Zoller’s Pearl Snap Studio is located in a remote Missouri River valley north of Three Forks, Montana, where Liz finds much inspiration in the pure light and rich, clear colors of Big Sky Country. Her 20-year professional career in Dallas, Texas was in technical illustration, graphics, and interior design. 

Liz’s unique Iron Horse paintings are inspired by her landscape. High energy working ranch and rodeo horses are embellished with vibrantly-colored graffiti inspired by the trains she watches as they travel along the river in sight of her studio.

An award-winning artist, Liz was honored at the 2006 Trail of Painted Ponies National Competition “The Native Art of Horse Painting” when her entry,Cheyenne Painted Rawhide," won the prestigious Southwest Magazine Best of Show and Award of Excellence.

Her art education includes a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art and Architecture, workshops with landscape artist Frank Serrano, Native American artist Kevin Red Star, landscape artist Greg Scheibel, wildlife artist Shannon Troxler, and an internship with Native American artist DG House.

Chappie Zoller is an Officier Académicienne at Mondial Art Academie in Aimargues, France, and an Associate member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and American Women Artists (AWA).  Her work is shown at Toucan Gallery in Billings, MT and online at,, and Mondial Art Academie. 








Light Space Time Online Gallery 555 Exhibition Special Merit Category for Excellence Award





Red Ants Pants Music Festival Artist First Runner-up Award — White Sulphur Springs, MT





Emerging Artist Booth Award, 65th Annual Art Fair Jackson Hole Juried Competition Jackson, WY


WaterWorks Art Museum 36th Annual National Juried Exhibit: All Media Traveling Collection Miles City, MT


WaterWorks Art Museum 36th Annual National Juried Exhibit, Richeson Award/Honorable Mention Miles City, MT 





National Pronghorn Antelope Museum Public Sculpture Finalist Artist, Sculpture selected for Permanent Display at the Rawlins City Hall - Rawlins, WY





Emerson Cultural Center Historic Theater Chair Benefit Auction Artist (Top Bid Artist) - Bozeman, MT    





Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence and Best of Show in The Trail of Painted Ponies “The Native Art of Horse Painting” National Competition - Scottsdale, AZ 





The Emerson Cultural Center's Christmas Stroll Poster Artist - Bozeman, MT    









Parsing Sign and Image Show (Juried) | Art League Rhode Island – Providence, RI


Black White Metallic Exhibition (Juried) | Artless Bastard Gallery – West De Pere, WI


Cultural Diversity Show (Juried) | Art at the Center – Overland Park, KS


Bozeman Creates Exhibition (Juried) | Waterworks Art Museum – Miles City, MT


Farm to Table Show (Juried) | Moss Mansion – Billings, MT


555 Exhibition | Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery | Special Merit Category for Excellence Award





Dog and Pony Show (Juried) | Core New Art Space – Denver, CO


One-person Art Show — Katabatic Brewing Company, Livingston, MT





One-person Art Show - Corx Gallery, Bozeman, MT


Evergreen Association of Fine Arts | EAFA Juried Open Show — Mercer Gallery, Mercer Island, WA


Trees of Life Juried Show — Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA


One-person Art Show — Bozeman Public Library Foundation, The Atrium Gallery, Bozeman, MT


One-person Art Show/Artist in Residence - Bank of Bozeman, Bozeman, MT





Art Across Montana: Signature Work by Montana’s Artrepreneurs - Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, MT


One-person Art Show - Cafe M, Bozeman, MT (Main Street Location)


One-person Art Show - Cafe M, Bozeman, MT (Kagy Blvd. Location)


36th Annual National Juried Exhibit - WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT


One-person Art Show - Cafe M, Belgrade, MT




One-person Art Show - Belgrade Community Library, Belgrade, MT 


Montana Artists: Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs — Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT 





One-person Art Show - The Depot Gallery/Carbon County Art Guild, Red Lodge, MT







Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration, University of Newcastle | NSW, Australia





Frank Serrano Plein Air Workshop - Bozeman, MT


Kevin Red Star Workshop - Red Lodge, MT


Susan Blackwood Jade Street Portrait Painters - Bozeman, MT





Montana Arts Council Montana Artrepreneur Program MAP Coach Certification - Helena, MT


Montana Arts Council Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP) Artist’s Certificate of Market Readiness - Helena, MT


MAP Internship with Native American Artist DG House - Ennis, MT


Teton Raptor Center Avian Art Workshop with Avian Artist Shannon Troxler - Wilson, WY   





MAP Mentorship with Landscape Artist Greg Scheibel - Three Forks, MT





Bachelor of Fine Art, Concentration in Studio Art, Drawing & Painting - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH