Friday, January 13, 2017

The third day of the Arts to Zion artists studio tour continues today. Royden Card and I are enjoying the many people who have stopped by to see our artwork. The open house continues Saturday January 14 and Monday January 16.
Royden Card with his acrylic paintings at the Roland Lee Gallery

Roland Lee with new paintings of the National Parks during the Arts to Zion tour

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Arts to Zion Tour Jan 12-16, 2017

Join me at my studio Jan 12-16, 2017 for the Arts to Zion Studio tour. Organized by art-guru Bobbi Wankier, the tour is a bonanza for art collectors and artists alike. I have invited Royden Card to share my studio space downtown during the tour and he will display original acrylic paintings as well as woodblock prints. I will display plein air and studio paintings of the national parks. We will be closed on Sunday. 165 North 100 East, St. George UT.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Plein Air Landscape Paintings on Exhibit

"Cliffs in the Mist" 10 x 14 collection Tom and Cheryl Sachse
Thanks to V. Parker for purchasing my plein air painting "Angel's Landing" and to Tom and Cheryl Sachse who fell in love with "Cliffs in the Mist" during my Plein Air Landscape exhibit. Stop by my gallery and take a look. Everyone who walks in the door will get a free box of winter art cards, perfect for christmas. No purchase necessary.
"Angels Landing" 6 x 9 plein air painting collection V. Parker

Monday, December 12, 2016

Roland Lee Paintings in Sojourns Magazine

Sojourns Magazine. "Where Two Streams Meet" by Roland Lee

The beautiful Sojourns magazine has used two of my paintings in the current issue themed "Seeing Connections." The paintings "Where Two Streams Meet" and "East Temple Sunrise" illustrate the essay by Lyman Hafen called "The Confluence of Landscape and Memory."

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Zion National Park Plein Air Event 3 minute Video

Youtube video for Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. Features plein air artist Roland Lee and others describing their participation in the 2015 event. Click here to see 3 minute video
Roland Lee paints during 2016 Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational

Roland Lee Artist featured in Salt Lake Magazine

I was pleased to be featured in the regional magazine "Salt Lake" spotlighting my artwork and my eight year participation in the Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. The article is entitled, "Art of Wonder - Roland Lee celebrates the National Parks Centennial by painting Zion National Park. Again." As one of the final events in the National Parks Centennial year, this is a a great time to honor those who helped establish the National Park system and made it the great treasure it is today. Early artists such as Thomas Moran and Maynard Dixon celebrated its beauty then, as artists today celebrate it still. pp. 51-52 Written by Lyman Hafen.


2016 Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational Better Than Ever

A group watches as I paint at the Zion Lodge on Saturday
Wow. What a great week painting in Zion! Wonderful weather, awesome fall colors, and a great group of art lovers to appreciate it all. This was the eighth year of the Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. I have been fortunate to participate in all eight events and this was the best year yet. I enjoyed the many people who watched my demonstration painting and live painting at the Saturday quick draw. I hope it was fun for everyone. I met lots of wonderful artists as well as some great collectors who purchased five of my paintings. Thanks to the Park Service people as well as the staff of the Zion National Park Foundation who organized the event. Proceeds will benefit the "Youth Initiative" in bringing disadvantaged youth into the park, and taking rangers out to the schools.
Lots of photos of the finished demo painting

The lucky auction winners of my Wednesday demo "Towers at One O'clock". Mr. and Mrs. David Baldridge.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Child purchased my plein air painting "Angel in the Morning."

Monday, October 31, 2016

Roland Lee and Zion Plein Air Invitational featured in Etched magazine

Thanks to Lyman Hafen for the excellent article in Etched magazine. The Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational  is the first week in November 2016. Roland Lee will be presenting a painting demonstration in watercolor at the Zion Human History Museum on Wednesday November 9.

Two Zion Paintings Sold

Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Lemons who purchased two of my Zion National Park paintings from the Arts to Zion exhibit at Gallery 35.
Two Roland Lee watercolor paintings of Zion National Park were purchased at Gallery 35

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Best of Show Award" at UWS Show

I was thrilled to receive the "Best of Show" Award at the Fall juried exhibit of the Utah Watercolor Society. My painting "Cliffside Oasis" received the award along with a $500 prize. I was also honored to receive the "Juror's Choice" award for my painting "Misty Morning Zion" a watercolor painting of the Watchman cliff in Zion National Park. The juror was award-winning artist Iain Stewart.
Nellie and Roland Lee in front of his painting "Misty Morning Zion" which received "Jurors Choice" award

Juror Iain Stewart and Roland Lee stand by "Best of Show" painting "Cliffside Oasis."