Carol Hagan is noted for her painterly, half-impressionistic half-Fauvist color palette, ecstatically applied to whimsically rendered animal portraits. Embedded with Native American symbols and totems, Hagan’s mystical images fast-freeze species’ souls. Blood reds and rubbed, earthy yellows suggest a womb, a path towards the light. Legacy Gallery notes that Hagen is well-known to such prominent Western Art venues as the C. M. Russell Auction, the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, and Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s show – “Cowgirl Up!” Says the gallery, Hagan’s paintings are paintings “from the heart.”
Landscape artist Jay Moore’s skies are big; making the clouds in the sky seem to move across the prairie and a river’s glassy water slide down a valley are reasons why Moore is a respected landscape painter. The Legacy Gallery notes that Moore develops color studies and sketches from plein-air. He then combines a certain technology with a traditional plein aire style by assigning GPS (latitude/longitude) coordinates to his pieces. From a historical perspective, this will be of interest and assist collectors and historians. Moore is a devoted and respected artist, says Legacy, whose landscape paintings allow the viewer to feel the beauty of the scene he is recreating.
Legacy Gallery invites the public to both July openings. Welcome to summer! Find Legacy Gallery on the corner of Jackson’s Town Square, at 75 North Cache. Contact the gallery by phone at 307.733.2353.