Nogal, New Mexico · 183 Sales



Nogal, New Mexico 183 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to my Art Studio. Feel free to contact me with any questions about my artwork at virgil [!at] or visit my website at


Welcome to my Art Studio. Feel free to contact me with any questions about my artwork at virgil [!at] or visit my website at

Virgil  Stephens

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Virgil Stephens

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Virgil C. Stephens, Fine-Art, self employed artist for over 40 years with collectors worldwide

I started drawing as a child, and never put down the pencil. I became a professional artist in 1982 and never looked back. I morphed into painting 10 or 12 years ago, and now paint in oils, draw with graphite and occasionally do pen & ink. I use several different methods to produce my paintings, one of which is called the Rub-Out. I also draw with conte crayon and produce 95% of my art in drawing form and then add an oil wash. I haven't found anyone doing my type of art yet, however I'm sure there are others out there. I spend my days painting and for relaxation, I ride my mule Francine with my wife on her mule Big Red. I hunt and fish when I can. I live in the mountains of New Mexico on top of a mountain top that faces the Loma Grande Mountain Range on one side and the Capitans on the other. We are a bit remote, but I like it that way. I have 18 galleries that represent my art, as well as 4 online galleries, one with my pencil, the other with my oils and pencil and one with my music art. I am primarily a western artist but I do like to occasionally paint music scenes to unwind. I have 4 kids, 4 grand kids that are depicted in my art on a regular basis. I also, much like Norman Rockwell whom I have been compared to for years, use my neighbors and friends in my paintings, as well as my livestock. I have a summer home in Pentwater, Michigan where I spend three months painting for the fall, and tend to throw my line in the water in the early mornings and early evenings. The summer cottage is where the family comes together for a few weeks each year and we enjoy the finer things in life, hotdogs, chips and salsa and beer. I don't do many shows anymore but you can find my art if you google my name!

Shop members

  • Virgil C. Stephens

    Owner, Fine Artist, Oils, Pencil, Pastel, Pen & Ink

    I am born and raised in Arizona, and currently live in the mountains of New Mexico with my wife Emily. I spend most of my day painting. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and riding my mule Francine

  • Emily Stephens

    Web Promotions, Advertising And Wife Duties

    I am the wife of the artist, which makes me the partner in a plethora of jobs. I do all of Virgils printing for him, as well as shoot the original artwork for the websites. I do his promotional duties, as well as work with our galleries.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 22, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy Shop. Here you will find originals, limited edition prints, black and white art, as well as color. I have various options for purchase. Some of the art comes in different sizes. Please contact me if you are wanting the art larger than what i have offered and I'll give you options. I also print my art on canvas. Originals are painted with quality materials, from the paints to the canvas I use only high end materials. My drawings are drawn on 100 lb. Bristol Strathmore cotton drawing paper. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime and I will answer you promptly. Virgil

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Although I have never had a return in over 40 years, if you are not happy with your purchase, please give me a call and we'll get you taken care of.
I prefer paypal for payment but if you are not comfortable with that method, give me a shout. I will take care of you. All payments are due prior to shipping and I usually ship out the artwork within 1-3 days max of when the art was ordered. During holiday time, I ship out every day to insure you get your art quickly.
I ship all black and white art flat, protected with two layers of padding and I ship the paper and canvas giclee prints tubed in a very hard shelled tube. I ship USPS 3 day so that you have your art promptly. If I don't ship the next day after you order, it's because we are traveling, but I will let you know as soon as the art is purchased that I am out of town. If there is damage (which rarely occurs) you can call me and we'll make sure you get it replaced promptly. I offer free shipping to the U.S. however if you are in Canada or Europe we can make arrangements and I charge exact shipping to those countries. Email me and we'll get you taken care of
Additional policies and FAQs
As well as selling prints and originals on Etsy, I am also available to do commission work. 70% of my business is personal paintings and drawings for my customers. Please email me regarding a personal request.