arin waddell

You are a cowgirl, adventurer, artist, or rebel. You crave original apparel and home goods that reflect your personality and values.

My goal is to make bold, heirloom-quality products you can enjoy year after year and then keep for your grandchildren. 
A fusion of visual art, design, and artisanship, each of my products begins with one of my original oil paintings. Then my designer creates a digital image and adds accent details. Each product is a Wyoming collaboration ethically made by hand with luxury materials. Because art isn't just for your walls.

The Back Story - Artist, Arin Waddell

I am an oil painter who was raised on a Black Angus cattle ranch west of Billings, Montana. Since 1990, my paintings have been featured in over 150 solo and group art exhibitions throughout the Western United States. 
Living in the West, it's tempting to make art about our stunning landscape. But I came to painting from a lifelong love of learning.
My work focuses on concepts and metaphors gathered together like little stones from the path of my life. They are visual stories inspired by flora, fauna, friends, and family. 
Today, I live in Sheridan, Wyoming, with my husband and three children. Besides making art, I am a teacher and philanthropist. I have taught drawing, painting, sculpture, design, and installation art at several colleges and universities. 
I am deeply committed to preventing hunger and illiteracy in Sheridan County’s most vulnerable children. This led me to start The Food Group in Sheridan along with several other community members. I am also a proud Leadership Wyoming graduate.

Bachelor of Arts, Hamilton College in Clinton, New York
Master of Arts, California State University, Chico
Master of Fine Arts, University of Texas, San Antonio