About the Artist: Claire Tousley

Claire Tousley is a member of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2015. She graduated with her B.S. in Animal & Veterinary Science from the University of Wyoming in 2011 before coming to WSU.  

Beginning in 1999 with a cheap film camera, she advanced her passion for photography by taking hundreds of pictures every time the opportunity permitted, adding to her experience over the years. She grew up in eastern Idaho near the Teton Mountain range, and her love for seeing new scenery has taken her to jobs across the United States. Many of her pictures depict her travels through the West. She loves Western scenery, cattle, and horses, and these subjects find their way into most of her pictures.
Her photography is often featured in magazines including Country, Country Extra, Country Farm and Ranch, Rural Montana, and various calendars and photo contests.  For the last several years she has also been the photographer of 4H and FFA market animals in her home town.
Her passion for cattle fuels her goal of becoming a bovine practitioner after graduation. When she is not taking pictures or working with cattle, she enjoys competing with her dogs in obedience trials, training horses, playing piano, and reading adventure novels.

Most of these pictures were taken with her Olympus SP-350.