Dawson County Arts Unlimited, Inc.

GERTRUDE HUOTARI

 

In fond memory of Gertrude Huotari of Glendive, Montana.

      "Gert" was a Glendive native, having been raised on her great-grandmother's homestead. She was a Montanan first and foremost and loved the freedom and open spaces that eastern Montana provided her entire life. Gert was an active member of the DCAU Gallery in Glendice. She was a beloved friend, mother and grandmother. Sadly, she passed on early in 2012 and will be greatly missed by all. These pages remain a small tribute to Gert and to her beautiful artwork.

     She began her pursuits in art in 1973 by painting on fine china and porcelain bisque. In 1984 she started painting wildlife and birds on slabs of Montana agate, which turned out to be a popular art form and developed into a thriving business effort. In 1992 she started experimenting with watercolor, and developed many watercolor paintings of wildlife, landscapes and floral arrangements that she reproduced as prints and greeting card sets.

     Gert was affiliated with the Dawson County Arts Unlimited Gallery in Glendive, Montana, and the Mondak Heritage Art Association in Sidney, Montana. She served on the Board of Directors for DCAU and she was an active displaying artist at The Gallery in Glendive and the Woolhouse Gallery in Miles City, Montana. She participated in many juried shows throughout eastern Montana and had many, many "Peoples Choice" and "Best of Show" awards to her credit.

 
All images Copyright 2007

Morning Trek "Morning Trek"
Watercolor print, 18" x 24", matted and framed, featuring a group of wild turkey, seeking refuge in the shadow of a low hill, another scene common here in eastern Montana. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.

 

Evening Shade "Evening Shade"
Watercolor print, 16" x 18", matted and framed, featuring a herd of whitetail deer in a meadow, a scene common along the Yellowstone River valley in eastern Montana. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.
 

The Challenge "The Challenge"
Original watercolor , 12" x 18", matted and framed. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image size with greater detail.