Many works within the Capitol Art Collection depict our state's captivating and diverse terrain, weather, natural resources, and flora and fauna. Click on the links below to learn more about the individual works of art depicting natural scenes and landscapes of Oklahoma.
A Place to Cross by Rick FryA place to Cross represents one of the state's most divergent and significant ecosystems. Artist Rick Fry studied areas of virgin scrub oak trees in Cleveland County to capture the former landscape near president day Norman, Oklahoma.
A Storm Passing Northwest of Anadarko by Wilson HurleyA Storm Passing Northwest of Anadarko is one of four paintings in Wilson Hurley's Visions of the Land: The Centennial Suite that represents the four quadrants of Oklahoma's diverse landscape.
Autumn Woods North of Tahlequah by Wilson HurleyAutumn Woods North of Tahlequah is one of four paintings in Wilson Hurley's Visions of the Land: The Centennial Suite that represents the four quadrants of Oklahoma's diverse landscape.
Beyond the Centennial by Carlos TelloAn extraordinary future," artist Carlos Tello has rendered an insightful, yet dynamic mural that reflects upon our distinct history, contemporary culture, and limitless future.
Elk Herd in the Wichita Mountains by Barbara VaupelElk Herd in the Wichita Mountains depicts Elk grazing peacefully on a stretch of grassland bordered by the rising granite mountains of Southwest Oklahoma.
Game Birds at Glass Mountain by Harold T. HoldenThe Glass Mountains are located 6 miles west of Orienta, Oklahoma. The mountains have a high selenite content, making them appear as if they were covered with pieces of glass.
Indian Blanket Quilt by Nettie WallaceIndian Blanket Quilt symbolizes Oklahoman’s most beloved flower while illustrating the intricate detailing required for exceptional quilt assembly.
Oklahoma Black Gold by Jeff DoddOklahoma Black Gold by Jeff Dodd celebrates the 100th anniversary of the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma.
Showers of Sunshine by Linda Tuma RobertsonShowers of Sunshine depicts a scene from the H.E. Bailey turnpike in Grady County that was authorized by the State Legislature in 1953. The original 86.4 miles opened in 1964, and the 8.2 mile extension connecting State Highway 9 to Norman was opened in 2001.
Spring Morning Along the Muddy Boggy by Wilson HurleySpring Morning Along the Muddy Boggy is one of four paintings in Wilson Hurley's Visions of the Land: The Centennial Suite that represents the four quadrants of Oklahoma's diverse landscape.
Sunset at Roman Nose State Park by Wilson HurleySunset at Roman Nose State Park is one of four paintings in Wilson Hurley's Visions of the Land: The Centennial Suite that represents the four quadrants of Oklahoma's diverse landscape.
Tallgrass Prairie by Wayne CooperThe tallgrass prairie was one of North America's major ecosystems originally spanning portions of 14 states and covering over 142 million acres. It was a complex landscape, harboring a rich diversity of plants and animals, that was shaped by nature.
The California Road by Wayne Cooper"The California Road" was an overland trail route the crossed through Indian Territory. Ruts from the trail remain and can be seen in Red Rock Canyon State Park.
The Earth and I Are One by Enoch Kelly HaneyThe Earth and I Are One is a mystical painting of a meditating Native American sitting amongst Oklahoma’s state wildflower, the Indian blanket.
The Magic of Petroleum by Wayne CooperBefore the drilling and production of oil for consumer use, Native Americans used petroleum found in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes. Petroleum was evident on the outcroppings of many water springs and streams.
We Belong to the Land by Jeff DoddWe Belong to the Land by Jeff Dodd features the contribution agriculture has made to the history of Oklahoma.
Whitetail Deer in Choctaw Country by Ross MyersThe Whitetail Deer is named for its most distinctive feature, the large white tail or "flat" that is often all you see as the animal bounds away through tall grass.