Great Falls Artist Paints Reflections of the Missouri River

At the First Friday Artwalk this weekend I stopped in to Wrangler Gallery. I’ve been there before but it’s been several months. Wow, was I ever impresed!

Local art collector Brad Hamlett owns Wrangler Gallery which is located on Central Avenue in Downtown Great Falls, Montana.

Sherry Gallagher, one of the artists who shows her work there, was on hand to talk about her beautiful paintings.

The first one I saw (and fell in love with) was a pastel in shades of blue and it portrayed a frosty morning on the Missouri River. Sherry lives on the banks of the Mighty Mo and her studio looks out to the river. There’s some inspiration for you!

Many of Sherry’s paintings are scenes on the Missouri – sunrises, misty mornings, frosty days. She also has several from scenes on the nearby Sun River, close to where she was raised in the Augusta area.

Central Montana certainly has plenty of beauty for both artists and photographers to capture.

I wandered over to another corner of the gallery and there was the one I really could take home and put on my living room wall!

It was a beautiful and colorful sunrise on the Missouri River.Sherry posed by it as I took this photo. Very nice artwork in a very nice setting.

Wrangler Gallery is located in an lovely renovated building. It has great high ceilings, well-cared for oak floors and lots of space. Many Native American works of art and artifacts are displayed there also.

People were starting to congregate and gaze at the artwork. I could have stayed longer but decided I’d better get my camera bag out of the way.

It was a warm evening, perfect for the First Friday Artwalk in Great Falls. And, it was good to see lots of people out visiting the galleries.

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