drawing really didn't play an important role
in my life throughout my childhood and teenage
years. In college I studied to be an accountant.
I found my passion for painting and drawing
in 1987, after my son was born. The genesis
of my life as an artist unfolds here. I was
searching for an occupation that would allow
me to stay at home and raise my child, and
still make ends meet. A desire to listen to
my own voice and express myself through my
paintings quickly became a passion.
"I have not
had any formal art training, and have worked
hard to develop my own style of expressing
myself on paper and canvas. My paintings come
from my heart. They are a contemporary expression
of my subject matter, both through my choices
of vibrant color and textures that I use.
Color is a universal language that stirs up
emotions and passion in all of us. It brings
people the message of happiness, and I try
to convey this message with the colors that
I choose. I have always painted with a bright
palette. While in the recent past I have used
similar vibrant colors in my work, I feel
it has been constantly evolving as I have
strived to learn how to work with and layer
these colors in more complex ways. I have
found that the most fascinating aspect of
painting is that the possibilities are endless
Big Horn Galleries is pleased to present Montana
Artist, Carol Hagan. Please take a few
moments to enjoy her work.