About the Artist
Marti Miller Hubbell's home has always been in San Benito County, California where her ancestors first settled in the 1860s. She was raised on the ranch that her great-grandfather homesteaded in 1882, which her brother and family continue to operate today. Marti and her husband John live about 30 miles away on the Hubbell Ranch where they base their stocker cattle operation. It's easy to see why ranching is in her blood.
After working as a legal secretary/paralegal for almost 40 years, she retired 15+ years ago so that she could pursue her artistic passions.
The self-taught artist celebrates California's rich ranching heritage and her love of nature and the outdoors in her paintings. She helps her husband in their stocker cattle operation, which gives her the opportunity to chronicle the cowboy lifestyle up close and personal.
"While I hope that my passion for the west and its inhabitants is evident, I give equal importance to the honesty and accuracy of my paintings. Nothing is contrived. These are scenes from my life."
Marti works primarily in colored pencil and oil, but she occasionally uses acrylic, watercolor or graphite.
Marti has participated in various shows including the Bosque Art Show, Clifton, Texas; Cowgirl Up! Art Show, Wickenburg, Arizona; the Cattlemen's Western Art Show, Paso Robles; the Mountain Oyster Art Show, Tucson; AQHA Horses in Art Show, Amarillo; the Cow Palace Art Show, San Francisco; Art of the West Exhibit, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko; and the Buckaroo Art Roundup, Winnemucca.
2020 Mountain Oyster Show, Tucson, AZ
2019 Bosque Art Classic, Clifton, TX
2013,'15,'16 AQHA Hall of Fame Horse in Art Show, Amarillo, TX
2009-11 Cowgirl Up! Art Show, Wickenburg, AZ
2007-08 Art of the West Exhibit, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko, NV
2004,'08 Cow Palace - Grand National Western Art Show, San Francisco, CA
2003-08 Cattlemen's Art Show, Paso Robles, CA
1996-2019 San Benito County Horse Show & Rodeo, Art & Gear Show, Tres Pinos, CA
2000-2015 Monterey Cowboy Music Festival, Monterey, CA
2003 Strathearn Foundation Invitational Art Show, Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
1997-2003. Buckaroo Western Art Roundup, Winnemucca, NV
2019 Bosque Art Classic - silver medal (pastels)
2017 Red Bluff Bull Sale Art Show- 2nd place - (drawing)
2015-17 Grand National Cow Palace - Program Cover (2015) and Feature Artist
2015 Colored Pencil Magazine - Cover/Feature Artist - Western Issue
2015 Red Bluff Bull Sale Art Show -1st place - (drawing)
2014 Red Bluff Bull Sale Art Show-2nd place - (drawing)
2012 Monterey Cowboy Music Festival - Poster Artist
2012 Explorations in Colored Pencil, Los Altos, CA - People's Choice & 2nd place
2012 Red Bluff Bull Sale Art Show -1st place and 2nd place - (drawing)
2011 Richeson 75 International Animals, Birds & Wildlife Competition - finalist
2008 Prismacolor Co.'s International Colored Pencil Contest - 1 of top 3 entries
2010 Western Art Collector Magazine
2009,'10 Hastfynd Magazine, (Swedish Equine publication) feature artist
2009 Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine - cover
2006, '07 Western Horseman Magazine, feature article, Bridle Horse Article Illustrations
2001-19 San Benito County Horse Show & Rodeo, Official Poster artist (8 times)
1999 California Rodeo (Salinas), Offical Poster and Program Cover artists