Elyssa Leninger

Elyssa Leninger
Billings, MT
(406) 839-6086

I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. I have grown up riding and showing horses, hunting, fishing, hiking, and creating art that is inspired by my western lifestyle. I spend much of my time at my family’s cabin in the Beartooth Mountains near Red Lodge, Montana, which is where I gain much of my artistic inspiration. I graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, a Bachelor of Arts in art, and a minor in psychology. I was the recipient of the 2017 Rocky Mountain College Art Award.

​I spent a semester abroad in Italy studying art in 2014 and this encouraged me to pursue an art career. I have since won numerous awards for my art at the Montana Fair, including two best in show awards, and I have participated in several art auctions, including the WaterWorks Art Museum Invitational Art Auction. My art has been featured in several shows, including the invitational exhibit called, The Horse, in the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery and a private show in the Bighorn County Museum.

I create western and wildlife art to fulfill the desires of my soul to express myself. My completed art pieces seek to convey my feelings, emotions, and love of the American West, its heritage, and its animals and wildlife to others, so that they, too, may experience my passions.