Sunday, March 15, 2020

March Master Class

l to r: Mark Rose, Vaughn Emett, Roland Lee, Leslie Peterson, Jonathan Lee

Roland Lee demonstrates techniques for his March Master Class

Leslie Peterson, Vaughn Emett, Mark Rose, and Jonathan Lee were the artists I hosted in my studio classroom for a Master Class in March. Each artist worked on their own ideas and paintings and did a great job.

Watercolor Workshop at Maynard Dixon Property for Girl's Academy

My son, Jonathan, and I enjoyed sharing our talents with a great group of young ladies from a Kanab Girl's Academy. The girls, with their leaders traveled to the Maynard Dixon Property in Mt. Carmel Utah, where we spent a couple of hours working on watercolor paintings, before enjoying a tour of the Maynard Dixon property and Edith Hamlin studio. I was excited to share with them the rich heritage of artists who lived and worked in East Zion area. Thanks to their leaders, along with Emilie who took us through the Bingham Gallery. We are also grateful to Paul and Susan Bingham who work so hard to make the Dixon Property available to our young people.

Visiting the Edith Hamlin Studio 
Roland Lee teaches a group of young ladies

A visit to the Bingham Art Gallery

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Collector Purchases Plein Air Painting of Bryce Canyon

Thanks to my wonderful art collector D. Hines who just ordered another original painting online. I shipped the painting, "Sunset Point Hoodoos" to him today. I completed the painting en plein air during a public demonstration I did at Bryce Canyon.
Roland Lee Painting at Bryce Canyon

Working on the painting at Bryce Canyon Sunset Point Overlook

"Sunset Point Hoodoos" watercolor by Roland Lee

Meghana Mitragotri Art Show in Pleasanton

My student Meg Mitragotri is having a solo art show at the Pleasanton Firehouse Art Center February 26 through March 31. I am very proud of her and all my students who had art shows this past year. She also released a book of her paintings too.Way to go Meg!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

February 2020 Master Class

Jon Lee with his two fabulous watercolors

Mark Rose with a stunning red rock painting

Meg with a realistic portrait of Roland Lee
I love getting together with Great artists friends as we help one another with our paintings. My February master class was one of our best yet as Meghana Mitragotri, Jon Lee, Mark Rose and Margo Cook got together for two days of study in my studio classroom. Nice paintings from everyone.
Meghana Mitragotri, Jon Lee, Mark Rose and Margo Cook

Monday, February 24, 2020

TWSA 44th Annual International Watercolor Exhibit Selects Roland Lee Painting

The Roland Lee watercolor painting, "Railroad Summit" was juried in the 44th Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) exhibition in Kenosha Wisconsin. I was excited to receive that announcement today. The exhibit runs May 2 through August 2, 2020 at the Kenosha Museum. That painting will also appear, along with four other Roland Lee paintings in the new book: The River Flows: Watercolors of the American West to be released in June 2020.

"Railroad Summit" watercolor painting by Roland Lee will be exhibited at he TWSA 44th annual exhibition in Kenosha Wisconsin.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Roland Lee Wins First Place at Dixie Sears Art Museum Invitational

Artist Roland Lee and collector Betsy McChesney stand in front of Roland's first place painting "Golden Day in Zion" at Dixie Sears Art Invitational

I was pleased to win the first place ribbon in watercolor at the Dixie Sears Invitational art show held at the Eccles Fine Arts Center Sears Art Museum. Art collector Betsey McChesney purchased the award-winning painting "Golden Day in Zion" at the event.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Featured Artist at Gallery 35

Roland Lee Featured Artist at Gallery 35. Senior Sampler article

Article on Roland Lee being the featured artist at Gallery 35 From February 5 through April 29. Roland will have 10 paintings on exhibit during that time. Gallery hours are 11am to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday. Gallery address 35 North Main, St. George UT 84770.

Monday, February 03, 2020

Interview with Roland Lee at Zion National Park

Storyteller and musician Sam Payne interviews Roland Lee while he paints beneath the Sentinel in Zion National Park. Broadcast on "The Apple Seed" radio program sponsored by BYU Radio. Roland talks about his love for Zion and his experiences there. The interview was part of the stage production at Zion O. C, Tanner amphitheater during Zion's centennial year.
The Apple Seed Radio Show: Click to listen

Roland Lee - Shooting film for Zion Sanctuary, The Story of Zion Canyon

Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 2020 Master Class

Great first master class of 2020. Four great artists joined me in my private studio classroom for two days painting. Members included Margo Cook, Jon Lee, Vaughn Emett, and Mark Rose. Not pictured in the photos is Margo Cook. Each artist brought their own reference photos, and worked through value studies to come up with good compositions. They then pursued their own paintings in watercolor.

Mark Rose, Jon Lee, Vaughn Emett