GERALD J. FRITZLER  AWS, NWR

Painting in watercolor for over 40 years Gerald has achieved many goals in his fine art career and has become one of the countries premiere watercolor artists. He has traveled and painted around the world and continues to paint the splendor of the American West! My watercolors are a “slice of my life”, a personal view of the world that I have experienced! “Plein air painting on location has helped me approach my work in a very spontaneous and colorful way, boldly responding to each subject with great emotion”.

Fritzler watercolors have been featured in a number of fine art magazines including American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Watercolor. His work has also been published in numerous books including “Best of Watercolor”, “Contemporary Western Artists”, “Splash III,IV, and V”, “A Gallery of Marine Art”, “Watercolor Expressions”, “A Simple Secret to Better Painting”, and others.

Gerald is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Colorado Watercolor Society, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Northwest Rendezvous Group, and the Plein Air Painters of America.

“This canyon is in the “Hole in the Wall” area. While hiking around I found this view of it along the rocky rim that overlooks the canyon! At the bottom of the canyon along the river is an “Outlaw Cave” where many outlaws used to hide out with their loot!

Gerald Fritzler about "Middle Fork Powder River Canyon"

“I painted this in the Fall at Oxbow Bend! I really enjoyed the contrast and color of the fall trees against the blues of Mt. Moran!

Gerald Fritzler about "Mt. Moran from Oxbow Bend"

“While traveling around the “Hole in the Wall” area I found this great little spot that caught my interest. The distant hillside, creek, and foreground greenery all worked nicely for a painting of this well hidden location!

Gerald Fritzler about "Outlaw Territory"