Lois French was born and raised on a ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas and has always been involved in the ranching business. She started riding at the age of two and learned to make a hand for her father at the branding chute or in the hay field early in life. She has shown and won her share in Quarter Horse performance events, including cutting, her favorite. Her love of horses has always been the driving force for her paintings. She says the beauty of the horse and the magic of early and late light attract her the most. Her lifetime experience raising, riding and working horses assures accuracy in her work. She has also studied with several top artists, including the late Lawrence Coffelt of Emporia, Kansas. Her work has been widely displayed, published on magazine covers and featured in several one person shows, including the State Capitol Building in Topeka. She has been accepted to shows in Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas as well as her home state of Kansas. She paints western, wildlife and rural scenes that represent the life she has lived. Her paintings are included in collections of museums, corporations and individuals in fifteen states, the U.K. and Europe.