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Carol Hagan

Style and Color:

Carol is self taught as an artist. She did not have formal art training, with the exception of taking two workshops with the late Joe Abbrescia, whom she considers to be one of her mentors. She has worked hard to develop her own style of expressing herself on paper and canvas. She has been referred to as a Contemporary Expressionist, and a Colorist. Her paintings come from her heart. They are a contemporary expression of her subject matter, both through her choices of vibrant color, and even the use of very little color, yet more gestural lines, and the textures and marks that she makes. Her work is constantly evolving and growing, as she develops and explores new techniques, in an effort to layer color and texture in more complex ways. “Even the simplest lines and slightest marks are fascinating in their own way. They are much like people, in that each mark, no matter how detailed or how simple, has its’ own voice….and has something to say. The smallest marks hold as much significance as the largest ones, in the story every painting has to tell.”

Charles Fritz

Charles Fritz’s paintings are an honest approach to the world around him, depicting the landscape, life and history of the Rocky Mountain region. In explaining his style, he describes himself as an outdoor artist, preferring to paint on location, a strennous and time-honored approach to the changing moods of nature. He has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe studying the paintings and working techniques of artists whose work he admires. Working in the tradition of such groups as the California Impressionists, the Pennsylvania School, the Russian Itinerants, and the great Western artists and illustrators of the first half of the twentieth century, he defines himself as a Wetern representational painter. His paintings, noted for their accuracy, are the product of comprehensive research. Subject matter, composition, design, technique, and surface texture are all areas of particular interest for Fritz.

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Rocky Hawkins

“My paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery in hopes to awaken the senses.  Mystery is a part of life where not everything is easily explainable.”

Mr. Hawkins, who makes his home in Montana, began displaying his fine art giclée prints at Rimrock Art & Frame in 2014. We hope you enjoy his work as much as we enjoy offering it.

Loren Entz

Loren Entz presents a unique picture of the West, capturing the adventure, solitude, untouched landscape, farm and ranch life, and a quieter, more domestic side of rural life. His paintings often depict the simple moments that make up the fabric of everyday life – mothers with their children, a father holding an infant at the end of a hard day’s work. Growing up in the farm country of Kansas, Loren could often be found drawing in the fields or forests during breaks from busy farm and ranch life. Many an hour was spent simply observing nature, especially before a storm when wildlife was the most active. Young Loren poured over the horse illustrations in Will James books and visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City which fired his artistic imagination and ambition. He made his first sale on a drawing of a cutting horse in action to a neighbor for all of 10 cents, who bought the piece to hang in a horse stable.

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Terry Stensaas

“North of Big Timber is a beautiful ranch where I grew up. However, I had the wanderlust which led me to college in Tennessee and then to work in Pittsburgh, PA before coming home to Montana to complete my B.A. at MSU in Bozeman. After teaching one year North of Big Timber and two years in Bozeman, I was off to Alaska. A year later found me teaching near here in Wyoming. Following nearly a year of teaching there I met and married Joe, my husband of 44 years. I taught one more year and then we headed to the University of Wyoming where I finished an M.A. in Counseling. Between going to school, working, being a wife, the mother of three sons, and spending several years in the mission field, there was little time for painting. Also, being self taught, it took a good bit of trial and error for me to reach the point of marketing any work. Having retired several years ago, I now live near Big Timber and paint as much as possible.”

Marilyn Beth Hughes

Softly real, gently honest and focused paintings of watercolor. In over 25 years of being a professional artist and teacher, Marilyn has won many national awards, has her work in several museums and private collections from coast to coast. She has shown her work in the Russian Institute of Art, at the American Museum of Natural History and the Salmagundi Club in NYC as well as numerous group and solo shows.

She is a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a Signature member of MWS, NWWS, and the MTWS.

“Although I have studied at four major universities, the school of life has been my true guide.” Marilyn makes her home in Billings Montana and displays her artwork with Rimrock Art & Frame and the Depot Gallery in Red Lodge.

Marilyn has just released three beautiful giclée prints of her Billings Rimrocks paintings which will be available exclusively at Rimrock Art & Frame.

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Carol Hagan

Style and Color:

Carol is self taught as an artist. She did not have formal art training, with the exception of taking two workshops with the late Joe Abbrescia, whom she considers to be one of her mentors. She has worked hard to develop her own style of expressing herself on paper and canvas. She has been referred to as a Contemporary Expressionist, and a Colorist. Her paintings come from her heart. They are a contemporary expression of her subject matter, both through her choices of vibrant color, and even the use of very little color, yet more gestural lines, and the textures and marks that she makes. Her work is constantly evolving and growing, as she develops and explores new techniques, in an effort to layer color and texture in more complex ways. “Even the simplest lines and slightest marks are fascinating in their own way. They are much like people, in that each mark, no matter how detailed or how simple, has its’ own voice….and has something to say. The smallest marks hold as much significance as the largest ones, in the story every painting has to tell. “

Montana:

Spending much of her life in Montana has allowed Carol to nurture a deep love of the American West. She is constantly in awe of its’ raw, spectacular beauty and grand vistas, rolling grassy hills and stunning mountains, and that animals that inhabit this incredible place. She feels very fortunate that she and her family are able to call it home. She has loved horses for as far back as she can remember. Her yearly letters to Santa Claus to bring her a horse for Christmas (understandably, now) went unanswered, however she now enjoys the company of the many horses whose pastures line the areas around her home. “In my own way, they are all “my horses”. I can be alongside them, taking photographs and just spending time with them, in literally a minute from our door. I consider myself very blessed to be so close to the animals that give me so much inspiration and joy.”. She particularly enjoys trying to capture the fluidity of their graceful, forceful forms and movements in her paintings, through brushstrokes, marks, texture, and color. “Horses are old souls. The quiet exchange of positive energy and communication that takes place just from standing next to a horse, or within a group of horses, is simply extraordinary. They hold within them a silent calm, yet a powerful sense of acceptance, grace, wisdom, and strength.”

“I have always drawn my inspiration from the incredible views, skies, colors and landscapes of the West. My passion for horses, and my love for the animals and wildlife that make Montana and the West their home, are truly my inspirations, and what I feel compelled to paint. Color has always spoken to me as a vehicle of conveying both happiness and emotion. I don’t always understand why I am compelled to use the particular colors that I do while working on a painting, other than to trust in the process and the urge to somehow convey, on a different level, the primal language that color alone speaks to me. I can look back on pieces done in the past, however, and it becomes quite clear to me why I used the colors in that painting that I did, at that particular time. I can understand, based on events that were happening that coincided at the same time as the completion of that work…and my emotional reactions to them, why I reached for the colors that I did in that painting. I understand what I was trying to say through the language of color, alone.”

About Her Art:

Carol’s paintings are now in private and corporate collections across the United States and world. Her work is currently represented in fine galleries and select museum shows. Just a few of the shows she has had the distinct honor of participating in over the years include the C.M. Russell Art Auction, the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, “The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum”, The Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s “Cowgirl Up” Show, the Western Masters Art Show & Sale, the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Art Auction, the Settler’s West Galleries’ “American Miniatures Show”, the Legacy Gallery’s Miniatures Show, the Nature Conservancy’s “Montana Masterpieces Show”, the Hockaday Museum’s Miniatures Show, and the Brinton Museum’s invitational Small Works Show.

She has had several large solo shows of her work, a few of which include Legends Santa Fe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Legacy Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, and Visions West Gallery in both Bozeman and Livingston, Montana.


Carol is truly honored to have been invited by the C.M. Russell Museum to be included in their inaugural class of a small group of premier Western Artists in 2014, “The Russell Skull Society of Artists”, and has been invited to participate in the 2015 “Russell Skull Society of Artists” as well. She sums up her love for what she does in few words. “I am always painting. On days when I can’t be painting, I am thinking about painting. I will have painting ideas lined up in my thoughts, and I dream about painting. I feel very blessed to have discovered this gift, and am passionate about the opportunity to be able to make a living as an artist, in this day and age. I am truly grateful for the strong support of collectors, galleries, and museums who have supported, displayed, and exhibited my work over these years. I hope to make marks that will live longer than I will. I want to record, through my work, a brief moment in time of what it is like to live in this extraordinary place, the ‘Big Sky Country’ of Montana. And I want to give back, in what ways that I can, out of gratitude for all of the blessings that I find my life to be filled with.”


“The wildlife and western themes she favors become an ironic reality, blazing with an abundance of color. Living ‘in the lines’, she paints out of them, breaking all the rules.”  Carleen Milburn, Big Sky Airlines In-Flight magazine, Fall 2005

Charles Fritz

Charles Fritz’s paintings are an honest approach to the world around him, depicting the landscape, life and history of the Rocky Mountain region. In explaining his style, he describes himself as an outdoor artist, preferring to paint on location, a strennous and time-honored approach to the changing moods of nature. He has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe studying the paintings and working techniques of artists whose work he admires. Working in the tradition of such groups as the California Impressionists, the Pennsylvania School, the Russian Itinerants, and the great Western artists and illustrators of the first half of the twentieth century, he defines himself as a Wetern representational painter. His paintings, noted for their accuracy, are the product of comprehensive research. Subject matter, composition, design, technique, and surface texture are all areas of particular interest for Fritz.

An important aspect of Fritz’s work is interpreting the landscape as he finds it, painting it true to the conditions, atmosphere, and characteristics of the location on that particular day. For him, each place is imbued with its own spirit and atmosphere. Working on locations and directly from life he persistenly pursues this objective, producing paintings that, like their subjects, each having an inherent uniqueness.

Born in 1955, Charles Fritz grew up in Mason City, Iowa, studying history and education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He left teaching to pursue his art and has worked exclusively as a professional artist for the last thirty years. His move to Montana in 1980 strengthened his interest in the history of the Great Plains and the West, which is apparent in the evolution of his work. Today he paints historical subjects in vast, luminous landscapes while residing in Billings, Montana with his wife and their two sons, Isaac and Erick.

During the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial of 2003 to 2006, his exhibit of seventy-two paintings traveled nationally to seven museums: the Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, Montana; the Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon; the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana; the Booth Western Art Musuem, Cartersville, Georgia; the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana; and the MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, Iowa.

In 2009 the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming will host the premier exhibit of the complete collection, “An Artist with the Corps of Discovery – One-Hundred Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark.”

Fritz’s paintings can be found in private, corporate, and public art collections. He has won many awards and has been honored to have his paintings placed into the permanent collections of the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana; the Denver Art Museum, Colorado; the Charles H. MacNider Museum, Mason City, Iowa; the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming; and the Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

His work has been included in many museum exhibitions across the country, including the Prix de West Exhibit, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Salmagundi Club, New York, New York; Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico; Artists of America Exhibit, Denver, Colorado; The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Great American Masters Exhibit, Cincinnati, Ohio; and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.

Fritz is listed in Who’s Who in the American West and Who’s Who in America. His work has been featured in many magazines and periodicals and is included in Donald Hagerty’s books, Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Artists and Canyon de Chelly: 100 Years of Painting and Photography.

Rocky Hawkins

“My paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery in hopes to awaken the senses.  Mystery is a part of life where not everything is easily explainable.”

Mr. Hawkins, who makes his home in Montana, began displaying his fine art giclée prints at Rimrock Art & Frame in 2014.  We hope you enjoy his work as much as we enjoy offering it.

Loren Entz

Loren Entz presents a unique picture of the West, capturing the adventure, solitude, untouched landscape, farm and ranch life, and a quieter, more domestic side of rural life. His paintings often depict the simple moments that make up the fabric of everyday life – mothers with their children, a father holding an infant at the end of a hard day’s work.

Growing up in the farm country of Kansas, Loren could often be found drawing in the fields or forests during breaks from busy farm and ranch life. Many an hour was spent simply observing nature, especially before a storm when wildlife was the most active. Young Loren poured over the horse illustrations in Will James books and visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City which fired his artistic imagination and ambition. He made his first sale on a drawing of a cutting horse in action to a neighbor for all of 10 cents, who bought the piece to hang in a horse stable.

While in high school, Loren nurtured his artistic talent through course work at the Famous Artists Correspondence School and through his studies with three masters of representational painting, Ned Jacob, Bettina Steinke and Richard Schmid. Upon leaving his childhood home, Loren worked as a Montana ranch hand where he came into contact with other Western artists.

Cowboy by day and artist by night, Loren soon began to realize it was possible to make a living as an artist. With a young family to provide for, he took a leap of faith and started working as a full-time artist in 1981.

In 1992, Loren was honored to be elected as a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, an organization which strives to perpetuate the memory and culture of the Old West as typified by the late Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and others. Throughout his career, Loren has been honored with numerous awards, including the coveted Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition, which is based on the vote of participating artists. Loren’s work has been featured in several magazines, including Western Horseman and Art of the West. Additionally, Loren was honored to be guest artist and speaker at the 2006 C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art in Great Falls, Montana.

Loren’s current works include oil, charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolor, and most recently, sculpture. Many of his works have their genesis in painting trips in the field. Loren says that painting directly from nature allows him a greater degree of spontaneity. In his search for subject matter, Entz enjoys painting the human emotions that unite, rather than divide, the many cultures that make up the past and the present worlds of the Great American West.

Terry Stensaas

“North of Big Timber is a beautiful ranch where I grew up. However, I had the wanderlust which led me to college in Tennessee and then to work in Pittsburgh, PA before coming home to Montana to complete my B.A. at MSU in Bozeman. After teaching one year North of Big Timber and two years in Bozeman, I was off to Alaska. A year later found me teaching near here in Wyoming. Following nearly a year of teaching there I met and married Joe, my husband of 44 years. I taught one more year and then we headed to the University of Wyoming where I finished an M.A. in Counseling. Between going to school, working, being a wife, the mother of three sons, and spending several years in the mission field, there was little time for painting. Also, being self taught, it took a good bit of trial and error for me to reach the point of marketing any work. Having retired several years ago, I now live near Big Timber and paint as much as possible.”

Marilyn Beth Hughes

Softly real, gently honest and focused paintings of watercolor.  In over 25 years of being a professional artist and teacher, Marilyn has won many national awards, has her work in several museums and private collections from coast to coast.  She has shown her work in the Russian Institute of Art, at the American Museum of Natural History and the Salmagundi Club in NYC as well as numerous group and solo shows.

She is a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a Signature member of MWS, NWWS, and the MTWS.

“Although I have studied at four major universities, the school of life has been my true guide.”  Marilyn makes her home in Billings Montana and displays her artwork with Rimrock Art & Frame and the Depot Gallery in Red Lodge.

Marilyn has just released three beautiful giclée prints of her Billings Rimrocks paintings which will be available exclusively at Rimrock Art & Frame.

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