Exhibit by Carol Hartman
The work depicts the history and the significance of the people and places found in Montana. Working on large birch panels provide a surface to pound and scratch on, thus creating various luminous layers of paint. Her artwork is created to honor the history and incredibly beautiful and remote landscapes in Montana.
Weaver Room Gallery
July 1 – August 26, 2016
Born and raised in Sidney Montana, Hartman received formal art training from Montana State University Bozeman and California State University Fresno. Hartman was the Gallery Director at CSU-Fresno and served as the Executive Director of the Fresno Arts Council. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and now resides and paints full time in Montana.
Hartman states that, “finger painting instead of using brushes provides a significantly closer relationship to my art.” Her work is in a large square format (3ft and 4ft). She creates colorful oil and cattle marker landscape paintings on cradled Royal Birch panels.