Jim is a Wyoming artist. 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, leaves and flying bugs all add to the emotion, energy and texture of his paintings.
Through the years his art has been shown in various galleries in Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho and Virginia. He has received many awards at various art shows throughout his career.
Jim's art has been featured in Cowboys and Indians Magazine, March, 2004. Western Horseman Magazine, April, 2004
oil framed on canvas 40″ x 30″
24″ x 12″ image
oil on canvas framed
Nature’s Playground, by Jim Hagstrom
24″ H x 36″ W, frame: 26.25″ H x 38.25″ W
“Jim Hagstrom’s style is evolving..his Tipi paintings demand your attention. Between the ever changing light, the palette knife texture and bright skies represent power. In Sioux legends, the red represent the sun (energy), yellow represents the rocks and mountains.
Pam Eggemeyer, Spirits in the Wind Gallery Owner/Director