Friday, April 24, 2009

In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran - Day 5 Plein Air Art Exhibit at Maynard Dixon Studio

Tonight was the first time we got to see all the plein air paintings in one place. It was so exciting to see all the artwork framed and hanging in the log studio on Maynard Dixon's former property at Mount Carmel. Each artist could hang up to five pieces, so the show was a terrific body of work from the week-long event.

The Laycocks purchased Roland Lee painting Emerald Falls at the Footsteps of ThomasMoran Plein Air Exhibit
I was pleased that one of my paintings, "Emerald Falls" was purchased by collectors Nina and Lloyd Laycook of Kanab.

Charles Muench at the Footsteps of Moran plein air exhibit
Artist Charles Muench hanging one of his plein air paintings in the exhibit. His suite of paintings was fantastic.

Roland Lee painting of Zion at the Bingham GalleryAt the Bingham Gallery my big painting "Virgin Beauty in Zion" was hung on the main wall with the show title "In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran" above it. I was very honored to have received that recognition. The work in that exhibit is outstanding.
Roland Lee painting at the Bingham Gallery in Carmel Junction Utah

The former Maynard Dixon home, studio, and grounds is operated by the non-profit Thunderbird Foundation, which is run by Paul and Susan Bingham. Many art classes and events are conducted here including special camps for handicapped youth.
Footsteps of Thomas Moran show at the Bingham Gallery


  1. Hi Roland, Your work is wonderful and fits well in the historical context of these exhibits. What a fantastic event! Wish I could have come up from Las Vegas to see the plein aire paint-out. You are so inspiring. All my best, Lisa

  2. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Roland, We picked up "Emerald Falls" last evening and it's now displayed in our home where we can enjoy it everyday. Most of all we appreciate the time we spent with you, your beautiful wife and the wonderful setting at the Maynard Dixon retreat. Hope to see you again soon. Nina & Lloyd Laycook, Kanab Utah