Veryl Goodnight

b. 1947

Veryl Goodnight


Horse and figure sculpture

Veryl Goodnight began her career as a wildlife artist in the 1970s as a painter, but she found she enjoyed sculpting, and within five years, was sculpting exclusively. Later she took up painting again. Of her work she says: “The horse is my favorite subject. I live with them, ride them, feed them and clean up after them.”

She only works with live models in order to capture the true essence of the animal she is depicting.

The artist’s monumental works are found at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Heritage Center in Oklahoma City, the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.