As Charlie Russell once used the scenic backgrounds of Central Montana for works of art he created on his canvasses, many of the artists below continue on with his tradition with their varying displays of works of art.
Diana Roen is a talented local artist who has drawn inspiration from God's creation surrounding her, nestled in the Little Belt Mountains. Art has become a large part of her life, with her favorite subjects including people, scenery, wildlife and flowers.
Diana has recently broaded her artistic strokes and has been using different colors of soil to create unique and beautiful "earth art." The soil is crushed, sifted, and mixed with a binder, then painted on watercolor paper.
Her work can be found in the Basin Gallery in Stanford, and a number of shows around Montana including the annual Stampede Quick Draw & Art Auction.
Diana enjoys working with oils, watercolors and earth art.
While she enjoys retired living in Central Montana and spoiling her granddaughter every chance she gets, Carol spends her time teaching painting classes in Great Falls and Conrad. Carol is a Bob Ross oil painting instructor teaching landscape, floral and wildlife.
Carol is a great asset to the Stanford community as she volunteers and helps out when needed or is called upon and has been a supporter of the yearly "Art & Wine Tasting Blast" donating various works of art.
She enjoys working in a variety of colors with subjects including landscape, wildlife and pet portraits.
Don Dixson, of Stanford, is a Bob Ross oil painting instructor making a regular commute throughout Central Montana teaching landscape, wildlife and floral classes in Stanford, Conrad, and at the Ace Hardware (on the Bypass) in Great Falls, Montana.
While he likes to experiment with different styles of painting, Don is also a member of the MMAS and enjoys working in their Gallery located at the Basin Trading Post on Main Street in Stanford.
Residing in Stanford, Mitzi has been painting Montana wildlife and western landscapes for many years.
Mitzi is a yearly participant in the "CMR Stampede Quick Draw and Art Auction" and supporters of her popular art are quick to raise their hands during this event.
She enjoys working with a variety of oils and colors on many different kinds of canvasses and her art can be viewed in many juried shows across the state on a regular basis.