JIM HAGSTROM

Jim Hagstrom

Lives and Paints in Cody Wyoming

Over the years his personal style has had variations but they have always demanded people’s attention.

His unique and nonrestrictive style in compositions is achieved with both the palette knife and brush.

Many of his inspirations come from his surroundings. These include his highly textured “Desert Scenes and Indian Ruins” from Arizona where he lived for a period of time in his life. He includes, “Rodeo, Wildlife, Native Americans and Landscape paintings”, which are so much a part of Wyoming.

Jim loves to venture out of his studio to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and how different times of the day affect a subject. Wyoming is a perfect state to do this because of the beautiful, ever changing skies, mountains and high deserts. The changing light, cold and heat, blowing dirt, leaves and flying bugs all add to the emotion, energy and texture of his paintings.

Artist Influencers

“The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.”

NORMAN ROCKWELL

“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape.”

CLAUDE MONET

“When a person begins to paint, think what he has to struggle with. The bare outline of the head, the modeling of each individual part, the color, and the manipulation of the paint.”

WILLIAM LEIGH

“What name for this object, made in a dance? Beyond place, it is the landscape of my soul, conceived in the spirit of music, born on canvas in the medium of paint to give voice and form to a meditation in the realm of Nature.”

LOUISA McELWAIN

“Talent is overrated… there are thousands of people with talent and ‘visual circuitry’ – it’s what you do with the talent that counts.”

DAVID LEFFEL

“Never reveal everything in a painting; leave half out. You must leave mystery for the viewer.”

HOWARD TERPNING

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Galleries where my art can be found:

Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Golden, Colorado

SPIRITS IN THE WIND GALLERY
1211 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
303-279-1192

Mountain Trails Galleries - Sedona, AZ

MOUNTAIN TRAILS GALLERIES
336 SR 179, Suite A201
Sedona, AZ 86336
800.527.6556

Powder River Art Gallery - Cheyenne, WY

POWDER RIVER ART GALLERY, LLC
1906 Thomes Ave
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
307-286-8573

THE JIM HAGSTROM FINE ART COLLECTION