Shelia Cottrell says, “I enjoy painting anything to do with the west, past and present, but especially love illustrating the tales of pioneering adventures my family experienced.” The Wells family traveled by covered wagon train in the early 1900s to Arizona. Their early Arizona adventures inspire many of her paintings. A recent career highlight was being featured in many magazines and shows. She’s exhibited in the Cowgirl Up! shows for 12 years and has been awarded both the People’s Choice Award and the Governor’s Choice Award twice each.