Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Dennis Farris Speaks about his Zion Artist in Residence Experience

Dennis Farris speaks at Southern Utah University
Texas artist Dennis Farris spoke to an audience of students and community members at Southern Utah University last evening. Nellie and I were able to attend to hear him describe what its like to wake up each morning in Zion Canyon and spend the day painting its stunning cliffs. Dennis wraps up his experience this week as "Artist in Residence" at Zion National Park. He brought a number of paintings in progress and described his methods of painting. He is a master at values, and says if you can get the middle grays right, everything else falls into place. Farris hopes to have 25 paintings completed by August for a show in New Mexico. He has kept a blog of his experiences at

Guests get a closeup view of Dennis Farris paintings in progress at Southern Utah University presentation
Guests got a close-up view of Dennis' paintings in progress after the talk. His paintings are wonderful.

1 comment:

  1. Roland,Thank you for all the support. You really added a wonderful depth to my experience here the past month. I will keep in touch and please let me know when you come to Dallas Ft. Worth, ViVi and I will take you to dinner.