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"Day's familiarity and comfort with her subject matter is unsurpassed, and her use of rich colors and un-cluttered scenes brings the story and emotion of each subject to the forefront."
--Jackson Hole News and Guide writer, A. O'Brien

"Liberty knows the West.  She knows the colors and the textures.  [Her art] exemplifies the simplicity and beauty of real people doing real work, hard work, that goes mostly unnoticed and unsung."
-- Stewards of the Range, Cornerstone writer, J. Marshal

"With her art, the more you look, the more you feel."
--Uinta County Herald writer, P. Stevens

"[Day's art] exemplifies the balance of the elements and portrays the simplicity and beauty of the life of a Steward of the Range."-- Stewards of the Range, Cornerstone writer, J. Marshal

"She puts life and light in her paintings with a unique detailed artwork that captures the beauty, grace, elegance and emotion of her subjects."
--Uinta County Herald writer, P. Stevens

"The artist not only captures the rich colors and rugged strength of the West, but also the resilient passion for the hard-working lifestyle, the serentiy of spirit and beauty of the land."
--Uinta County Herald writer, P. Stevens

Along with the largest number of artists’ booths, the show’s competition entries were the most since the beginning of this Sweetwater County event.
            Awards judge Robert Seabeck of Laramie took many notes during the afternoon as he examined the artwork and shared that he was “very pleased with both the variety and quality of art.”
            Liberty Proffit Day from Evanston received the Best of the Wild Horse Award with her large watercolor of a herd of wild horses seen running into the distance titled “Wyoming Tail Wind.”  Seabeck commented that not only the quality of the painting, the accuracy of rendering the horses, but “what do you see when you come across a herd but them turning to run away!”
-Rock Springs Rocket

Liberty Proffit Day won the Best of the Wild Horse award at the annual Wild Horse and Western Art Show and Sale in Rock Springs.  Day’s Watercolor painting, “Wyoming Tail Wind,” competed with about 200 other entries.             
            Day said she had never entered a show like this before, preferring event-type shows instead of juried-entry shows.  She said other artists told her that it was milestone that she needed to face in her painting career to see how she stacked up as a competitive artist.
            “I was so pleasantly surprised that I won,” Day said.  Day stated that watercolor paintings don’t often win.  She said in competitions, most judges prefer oil paintings.
            Day said she always loved to paint, just as all children do, and her mom bought her paints, encouraging her from an early age.  “I liked to paint, but I mostly loved to draw.  I didn’t actually get interested seriously in watercolor until my last semester in college when I took a beginning watercolor class.  I do some pencil sketches, but watercolors are what I do now,” Day said.
--Becky Crum, Uinta County Herald

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by Jennifer Womack