Thursday, May 31, 2012

Now Open! New Roland Lee Studio and Gallery Location in St. George

I am now officially open at my new art studio location at 165 North 100 East #2 in historic downtown St. George UT. While I still exhibit my originals at the Mission Gallery in St. George, I now have a downtown working studio with two gallery display rooms open to the public. In addition to original paintings I also have limited edition giclee prints and art cards available for purchase. Hours are by appointment so give me a call at 435-673-1988 if you are in the area and I'll give you a personal tour.
Above: One of the gallery rooms. Below: The main entrance gallery room.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fundamentals of Drawing - SLC Workshop

I appreciate so much the opportunity to gather with fellow friends and artists for a workshop. It seems strange that I would be invited by this fine group of people to instruct them, when they could all be instructing ME! But we had a great time for two days at the home of Jan Zwick as I taught them my techniques for understanding light and shadow in the landscape. I showed them how I concentrate on the areas of highest contrast first and work out from there. This enables me to do very fast pencil sketchbook drawings on location. Thanks again to Margo for her able organization and to all my good friends who put their trust in me. Attending this workshop were: Virginia Pearce, Joan Reynolds, Antje Evans, Heidi Vriens, Margaret Pugsley, Debbie Hogan, and Margo Cook.
Gathering for a photo in Jan's lovely back yard just before it started to rain.

Painting Snow - Watercolor Workshop in Salt Lake

I met together with many good friends and artists from the Salt Lake City area for this special watercolor painting workshop. The location was at the Sons of Utah Pioneers facility overlooking the city. It's one of my favorite places to teach because the facilities are so great. Thanks again to Margo Cook who organized the workshop and always does such a great job. Participants included: Mark Rose, Joanne Hamms, Catherine Humphrey, Betty Lou Stewart, Rebecca Madsen, Marjorie Anderson, Mary Ann Nelson, Christena Gates, and Colleen Thompson.
Betty Lou Stewart purchased two of my class demonstration watercolors.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Visions Art Show

It was fun to join with about 20 other artists for the annual "New Visions" Art Show. Sponsored by Jane Juber and the Authentique Gallery the show enables artists and collectors to meet together. A special part of the event is the second-day quick-draw event. Each artist completes a demonstration painting from start to finish while collectors enjoy walking around and watching their favorite artist work. At the end of the event the demonstration paintings are sold by silent auction. Thanks to all the collectors who came, and especially those who purchased my paintings. See you at the next show.