Thursday, November 15, 2018

Grand Opening of the "Roland Lee Canyon Loft Residence" suite at Cable Mountain Lodge Zion

At the Grand Opening Reception with poster describing the Roland Lee Canyon Loft Residence at Cable Mtn. Lodge Zion 

The view from the Roland Lee Canyon Loft Residence at Cable Mountain Lodge Zion

The interior of the Roland Lee Canyon Loft Residence at Cable Mountain Lodge Zion

Nellie and I enjoyed spending a week in the new residence suites at the gorgeous Cable Mountain Lodge, just outside Zion National Park. The Heaton Family pulled out all the stops on this new part of the Lodge with enormous apartment-sized suites coupled with equally enormous decks. The decks reward the guests with almost a 180 degree view of the staggering Zion peaks. Thanks to Nate Wells, who manages the facility for the Heaton family. Several of the suites are decorated with images by Zion's top artists, and I am honored that "The Roland Lee Canyon Loft Residence" is decorated with my paintings of Zion National Park. Wow, what a view!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

2018 10th Annual Zion Plein Air Invitational Art Show

24 artists just completed one week of outdoor painting, live demonstrations, Paint outs, Silent Auction and Wet Paint sale at Zion National Park. Celebrating its 10th year, this year was one of the best. Certainly the weather cooperated with warm sunny days, and brilliant fall colors. I was pleased to see several of my past collectors as well as meet some wonderful new collectors who purchased 8 of my paintings. Thanks to the Zion Forever Project and many volunteers who made the event possible. The proceeds benefitted the Zion Youth Initiative in its efforts to introduce the future generations to the beauty of our nation's special places. In addition to the collectors shown below I would also like to thank Amy Woodward for purchasing my live demo painting "Altar of Sacrifice," Peter Kirk for purchasing "Morning Light" and Steven and Jenny Goodwin for purchasing my studio painting "View from Scout Lookout."
Roland Lee with Carmen Snow who bought "Morning Backlight at Zion

Roland and Nellie Lee at the Zion Park Lodge paint out

Painting "Above Angels Landing" at Big Bend

Roland Lee at opening night of Zion Plein Air gala

Julie Saemisch purchased Roland Lee studio painting "Oak Creek Canyon" at Zion Plein Air

Matt Hafen purchased Roland Lee painting "Great White Throne"

Darci Carlson purchased Roland Lee painting "Sentinel Rising"

Roland Lee and his three daughters at the Zion Plein Air Gala

Ramon Martinez purchased Roland Lee painting "Cathedral Mountain'

Rodney Cruze purchased Roland Lee painting "Castle Dome" at Zion Plein Air paint out

90 people attended Roland Lee live painting demonstration of "Altar of Sacrifice" at the 2018 10th annual Zion Plein Air Art invitational

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Outdoor Painters See the Light at Zion National Park Event

Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational Article

"Plein Air Magazine" ad for Zion National Park Plein Air features Roland Lee painting


Advertisement featuring Roland Lee Painting in "Plein Air Magazine>"
My painting "View From Scout Lookout"was featured in the November 2018 issue of "Plein Air Magazine" in an advertisement for the 2018 Zion National Park Plein Air event.

Awards at Fall 2018 Utah Watercolor Society



Roland Lee with Award of Excellence at Fall UWS competitio
I was pleased to win an Award of Excellence for my painting "Glorious Morn" at the Fall Utah Watercolor Society Competition. My friend Kristi Grussendorf also won an Award of Excellence with "Navigating the Glass Dome" while my painting buddy Spike Ress took the Best of Show with a big watercolor called "Summer Sky." Thanks to the judge Frank Eber. The show remains on display at the University of Utah Loge Gallery through November 10, 2018.

Roland Lee and Ian Ramsay at the UWS Fall 2018 Show.
Ian's painting "Fourth Street Bridge" won an Award of Merit

Roland lee with Angela Kotter and her husband at the 2018 Fall Utah Watercolor Society Show
Her painting "Shadow of Light, Dinner Delight" won a Juror's Award

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Featured in Western Art Collector Magazine

October 2018 Western Art Collector Magazine features Roland Lee Paintings

The "State of the Art Utah" section of Western Art Collector Magazine this month, October 2018 featured my painting "Sands of Time".  Roland Lee paintings "A Glimpse of Heaven" and "A Time of Peace" were also featured in an ad for Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational in the same issue.

Plein Air Utah Rendezvous and Retreat Painters

I snapped these photos during the week at the Utah Plein Air event. So much talent, and tons of fun!















Plein Air Utah Retreat and Rendezvous

Father and son team, Roland Lee and Jim Lee at Plein Air Rendezvous & Retreat
About 80 artists and 20 more instructors joined together in Midway Utah for the 2018 Plein Air Utah Retreat and Rendezvous. Four days of daily instruction, demos, seminars and outdoor painting culminated in a fantastic "Wet Paint Show and Sale" at the Midway town hall. Jointly sponsored by the Midway Art Association and the Plein Air Painters of Utah, the event is now in its second year. I was one of the instructors and made a presentation on plein air painting and gave a watercolor painting demonstration.  It was great to rub shoulders with Utah's best painters and aspiring artists. We have so much talent here in Utah. It was fun to have my artist son Jim Lee join us as well.

Original photograph, Sketchbook pencil study, and finished watercolor painting demonstrated at the 2018 Plein Air Utah Retreat in Midway UT

Roland Lee Finished watercolor demonstration painting at Midway Utah


Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Roland Lee Watercolor Demonstration at Plein Air Utah Sept 12-15


Plein Air Utah will be held September 12-15 in Midway Utah. About 100 artists will gather for a plein air event featuring outdoor painting, painting demonstrations, talks and education. A joint effort of the Midway Arts Association and the Plein Air Painters of Utah, the event is now in its second year. Artist Roland Lee will be doing a watercolor demonstration on Friday afternoon at the Midway Town Hall.