Diane Hausmann


The Sun Times is pleased to announce that Fairfield artist and business owner Diane Hausmann will join the community newspaper immediately.

Diane will sell and design ads for the paper, and assist with the layout of the paper.

Diane told the Sun Times that she has loved drawing and painting since childhood. “I have been studying art since high school, growing up in the suburbs of Minneapolis; we had a well-rounded art program,” she said. She then followed her other passion, horses, at the University of Minnesota in Crookston, studying Equine Management earning an Associates Degree.  

Diane next studied Commercial Art and Graphic Design.

Diane moved to Montana in 1986. Since arriving in the Treasure State she has been building skills as an artist, expanding her creative energies from watercolor to oil painting and sculpture.  

After selling her paintings and sculptures in galleries and auctions throughout the west, Diane and her husband opened “Hausmann Studio”  in April 2003. The studio was located on Fairfield’s Main Street, and served as a working studio, gallery and custom frame shop.

Recently, the frame shop was moved to their residence west of Fairfield. “We are still open for business,” said Diane.

Diane wears many “hats” in the community. She is a bus driver for Fairfield School and during the irrigation season she answers the phone at Greenfields Irrigation District.

For the Sun Times, working with Diane will mean that someone with a trained eye for design, color and quality will be a part of the team.

“For a daily newspaper in the current environment to have someone with Diane’s talents is unheard of.” said Sun Times publisher Darryl L. Flowers. “To have a colleague with Diane’s talents in a rural weekly newspaper is even more rare.”

“In our interview I presented Diane with an advertising idea adapted from newspapers in the south, something that, to the best of my knowledge is not used in any other Montana newspaper. Diane has already started to fine tune this idea and will soon present it to advertisers in Teton County, Great Falls and the surrounding areas.”

Our customers can reach Diane by email, ads@fairfieldsuntimes.com or by phone, 467-2334 starting on Monday, September 25.