The Springfield Regional Arts Council has created a registry of artists in Springfield and our 27-county region in Southwest Missouri. The Artist Registry is compiled as a comprehensive catalogue and made available at local design trade shows and business expositions for residential and commercial purposes. Images of the artists' works are also presented in an electronic slideshow at various events and locations.

Click an artist name to learn more and get a closer look at the artist's work. Artists should only be contacted for inquiries in buying, commissioning, or exhibiting their artwork.

Artist Profiles

    Les Hagemann

  • watercolor
  • Contact Info

  • (417) 830-9148
  • About Yourself

  • I began painting as a way to unwind from a stressful job. I particularly enjoy painting landscapes. I make my paintings because I like the feeling of creating an interpretation of what the subject looks like to me, with a watercolor point of view. It signifies how I feel. It evokes a sense of the subject matter to which the viewer can hopefully relate. I use watercolors because I like the freedom of the medium and the aspect of unpredictability. I want to entice the viewer to take away an impression of the scene and make a connection that is meaningful to them.

  • I hope to show an appreciation of art by imaginative, creative and artistic content in my paintings. I feel that nature and the Ozarks area give me the inspiration to paint watercolors. I have shown art work at the Ozark Empire Fair, Missouri State Fair, Mama Jeans, Nearly Famous Deli, and other local venues, and numerous art shows around Missouri and Kansas.

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