Eugenie Aubanel Lavender

Eugenie Aubanel Lavender, Pioneer Artist (1817-1898)

Eugenie Aubanel Lavender was a French-born artist who immigrated in 1852 to Texas. She wanted to paint the unique flora and fauna found here. She and her family experienced adventures with wild animals, prairie fires, floods, and Indian raids. She learned to mix her own paints from colored plant juices and clay. At age 75 she was still painting and teaching art.

Cindy Vaillancourt , a freelance artist of today brings this 19th century artist to life. Cindy also portrays Lizzie Johnson, the first female Rancher in Texas.