Jennifer Lowe-Anker was born Jennifer Daly in Missoula, Montana. She spent parts of her childhood riding horseback around the Missoula Valley and across the fields of her great grandparents homestead in Grasshopper Valley. A well-known artist, her paintings are rendered in the vivid color and rich texture of livestock markers, depicting whimsical images of a Western upbringing. Lowe-Anker began using the oily paintsticks while a student at Montana State University in 1984. Her work has been featured in gallery shows and exhibits throughout the West and hangs in private and corporate collections worldwide. Lowe-Anker is founder of the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation and resides in Montana with her husband Conrad Anker and their sons, Max, Sam, and Isaac. This is her first book.