I   met   Jim   Hagstrom   during   the   Art   Walk   in   Billings   April,   6.   He   has   been   performing   live painting   at   Terakedis   Fine Art   Gallery.   Jim   is   amazing   artist   so   I   am   glad   to   introduce   him   to all of you JBN: What’s   your   background?   Jim   Hagstrom:   I   grew   up   in   Cody,   Wyoming   and   after   marrying   my   wife   Lynne,   we   moved to   Apache   Junction,   Arizona.   In   2001   we   moved   our   family   back   home   to   Cody.   Both   of these   places   have   been   an   inspiration   for   my   art.    The    beautiful    landscapes    and    western   lifestyles   of   both   of   these   places   have   made   a   huge   impact   on   my   art.   JBN: How   did   you   start   making   art? Jim   Hagstrom:   I   took   an   interest   in   drawing   and   later   painting,   in   my   teen   years.   To sharpen   my   skills   I   took   a   few   art   classes   in   College.   But   mainly   I’m    self    taught    as    it    has   always   come   naturally   for   me.   JBN: Why   do   you   make   art? Jim   Hagstrom:   I   like   to   express   myself   with   my   art.      I   love   to   show   my   emotions   on   canvas   and   I   want   other   people    to    feel    that   emotion.   JBN: Who   are   your   biggest   influences?   Jim Hagstrom: Norman Rockwell, Monet, William Leigh, Louisa McElwain, David Leffel, Howard   Terpning JBN: What   inspires   you? Jim Hagstrom: All   things   in   nature,   other   artists,   museums,   manmade   structures   and   items. JBN: What   inspired   this   piece/idea? Jim Hagstrom: All   aspects   of   nature,   people,   creation   inspire   me   to   paint. JBN:   How   have   you   developed   your   career? Jim   Hagstrom:   Continually   looking   for   new,   fresh   ideas   to   sharpen   my   skills.   I   take   my   art   seriously   and   try   to   paint   every   day.   Hoping that people take notice   and   enjoy   my   pieces   as   much   as   I   do   creating   them.   JBN: Which   current   art   world   trends   are   you   following? Jim   Hagstrom:   I   follow   or   should   say   I   watch   other   artists   with   their   styles   through   magazines,   media   and   museums,   but   I   try   not   to follow trends. My art   and   styles   are   mine   and   I   try   to   keep   it   that   way. JBN: Tell   us   please   about   an   artwork   you   are   most   proud   of?   Jim   Hagstrom:   A   large   painting   of   my   parents   from   an   old   photo   that   I   found   of them.   It   was   taken   approximately   1950.      It   is   72”x44”.      I   used   an   artist   knife    to   create   the   whole   painting. JBN: Why? Jim   Hagstrom:   It   has   great   emotional   value   to   me   because   I   feel   that   it   records my   parents   love   for   each   other   before   I   even   knew   them.   My   wife   will   not    part   with   it.   She   tells   me   that   I   can   never   sell   it. JBN: What   is   your   most   important   artist   tool?   Jim Hagstrom: A   certain   artist   knife,   brushes,   a   large   antique   artist   easel. JBN: Is   there   something   you   can’t   live   without   in   your   studio? Jim   Hagstrom:   I    would    have    a    hard    time    to    do    without    any    of    these    items    listed   above.   JBN: Is   there   an   element   of   art   you   enjoy   working   with   most?   Jim Hagstrom: The   element   of   how   light   effects   a   subject.   JBN: Why? Jim Hagstrom: Light   is   a   large   contributor   to   the   mood   of   a   painting. JBN:   Do   you   like   to   work   when   another   people   look   at   you   or   you   prefer   privacy?   Jim   Hagstrom:   I   enjoy   privacy   most   of   the   time   but   occasionally   I   enjoy   people   watching   me   paint.   I’m   generally   a   quiet,   shy   person, but painting helps me   relax   around   people. JBN: What you work on now? Jim   Hagstrom:   I    have   4   easels,   but   normally   I   try   to   finish   a   painting   before   I   move   on   to   the   next   one.   I’m   currently   working   on   a large   Moose.   36”x48”.   I’m   also   working   on   a   Rodeo   painting.   Tomorrow   may   be   another   painting.   So,   I   work   on   various   subject   matter and styles or techniques. Sometimes Realistic, sometimes Abstract sometimes Impressionistic and sometimes Expressionistic . My   art   has   changed   over   the   years.   Because   of   that,   I   feel   that   I   develop   a   better   quality   of   work   and   a   better   understanding   of techniques of painting.    Nota   Bene!   Jim   Hagstrom   is   an   artist   who   lives   and   paints   in   Cody,   Wyoming   -   his native hometown. His love for the area is evident in the subject matter of his artwork.           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   and   leaves   all   add   to   the emotion, energy and texture of his paintings.             Through   the   years   his   art   has   been   shown   in   various   galleries   in   Wyoming, New    Mexico,    Montana,    Arizona,    Colorado,    Idaho    and    Virginia.    He    has received many awards at various art shows through out his career.             Jim’s    art    has    been    shown    and        featured    in    several    nationally    known magazines. Cowboys   and   Indians   2004      and   Western   Horseman   2004.   Southwest   Art 2017. Prominent   collections—Dr.   Biles,      Dr.   Wasserman,      Jim   Dager,      Tom   Quick   (all From Wyoming) Bill Morse –(Colorado)Earnhardt Ford (Mesa, Arizona.)       Guiding   Philosophy:   Paint   what   excites   you.   Listen   to   yourself.   Keep   loose and express how you feel with your art!
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I   met   Jim   Hagstrom   during the     Art     Walk     in     Billings April,     6.     He     has     been performing    live    painting    at Terakedis   Fine   Art   Gallery. Jim   is   amazing   artist   so   I am   glad   to   introduce   him   to all of you JBN:          What’s           your   background?   Jim   Hagstrom:   I   grew   up in   Cody,   Wyoming   and   after marrying    my    wife    Lynne, we   moved   to   Apache   Junction,   Arizona.   In   2001   we   moved   our family   back   home   to   Cody.   Both   of   these   places   have   been   an inspiration    for    my    art.     The     beautiful     landscapes     and     western   lifestyles    of    both    of    these    places    have    made    a    huge    impact    on    my   art.   JBN: How   did   you   start   making   art? Jim   Hagstrom:   I   took   an   interest   in   drawing   and   later   painting,   in my   teen   years.   To   sharpen   my   skills   I   took   a   few   art   classes   in College.    But    mainly    I’m     self     taught     as     it     has     always     come   naturally   for   me.   JBN: Why   do   you   make   art? Jim   Hagstrom:   I   like   to   express   myself   with   my   art.      I   love   to show   my   emotions   on   canvas   and   I   want   other   people    to    feel    that   emotion.   JBN: Who   are   your   biggest   influences?   Jim   Hagstrom:   Norman   Rockwell,   Monet,   William   Leigh,   Louisa McElwain, David Leffel, Howard   Terpning JBN: What   inspires   you? Jim    Hagstrom:    All     things     in     nature,     other     artists,     museums,   manmade   structures   and   items. JBN: What   inspired   this   piece/idea? Jim   Hagstrom:   All    aspects    of    nature,    people,    creation    inspire    me   to   paint. JBN:   How   have   you   developed   your   career? Jim    Hagstrom:    Continually    looking    for    new,    fresh    ideas    to sharpen   my   skills.   I   take   my   art   seriously   and   try   to   paint   every day.   Hoping   that   people   take   notice    and    enjoy    my    pieces    as    much   as   I   do   creating   them.   JBN: Which   current   art   world   trends   are   you   following? Jim   Hagstrom:   I   follow   or   should   say   I   watch   other   artists   with their   styles   through   magazines,   media   and   museums,   but   I   try   not to   follow   trends.   My   art    and    styles    are    mine    and    I    try    to    keep    it    that   way. JBN: Tell   us   please   about   an   artwork   you   are   most   proud   of?   Jim   Hagstrom:   A   large   painting   of   my   parents   from   an   old   photo that   I   found   of   them.   It   was   taken   approximately   1950.      It   is 72”x44”.  I used an artist knife   to   create   the   whole   painting. JBN: Why? Jim   Hagstrom:   It   has   great   emotional   value   to   me   because   I   feel that   it   records   my   parents   love   for   each   other   before   I   even   knew them.   My   wife   will   not    part    with    it.    She    tells    me    that    I    can    never   sell   it. JBN: What   is   your   most   important   artist   tool?   Jim   Hagstrom:   A    certain    artist    knife,    brushes,    a    large    antique   artist   easel. JBN:    Is     there     something     you     can’t     live     without     in     your   studio? Jim   Hagstrom:   I    would    have    a    hard    time    to    do    without    any    of   these   items   listed   above.   JBN: Is   there   an   element   of   art   you   enjoy   working   with   most?   Jim Hagstrom: The   element   of   how   light   effects   a   subject.   JBN: Why? Jim   Hagstrom:   Light    is    a    large    contributor    to    the    mood    of    a   painting. JBN:      Do    you    like    to    work    when    another    people    look    at    you    or   you   prefer   privacy?   Jim   Hagstrom:   I   enjoy   privacy   most   of   the   time   but   occasionally   I enjoy    people    watching    me    paint.    I’m    generally    a    quiet,    shy person, but painting helps me   relax   around   people. JBN: What you work on now? Jim   Hagstrom:   I    have   4   easels,   but   normally   I   try   to   finish   a painting   before   I   move   on   to   the   next   one.   I’m   currently   working on   a   large   Moose.   36”x48”.   I’m   also   working   on   a   Rodeo   painting. Tomorrow   may   be   another   painting.   So,   I   work   on   various   subject matter   and   styles   or   techniques.   Sometimes   Realistic,   sometimes Abstract        sometimes        Impressionistic        and        sometimes Expressionistic . My   art   has   changed   over   the   years.   Because   of   that,   I   feel   that   I develop   a   better   quality   of   work   and   a   better   understanding   of techniques of painting.   Nota   Bene!   Jim   Hagstrom   is   an   artist   who   lives   and   paints   in Cody,   Wyoming   -   his   native   hometown.   His   love   for   the   area   is evident in the subject matter of his artwork.           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   and   leaves   all   add   to the emotion, energy and texture of his paintings.             Through   the   years   his   art   has   been   shown   in   various   galleries in   Wyoming,   New   Mexico,   Montana,   Arizona,   Colorado,   Idaho
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