Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational Starts This Weekend

Roland Lee paints in Kolob Fingers area during Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational
The annual Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational Art Show kicks off this weekend. 24 artists are invited to paint outdoors in Zion National Park for a full week and participate in demonstrations and wet-paint sales. Check out the schedule of events. This is one of the biggest and most activity-filled plein air events in the nation, and of course, the scenery is unrivaled! I will do a live painting demonstration on Tuesday at the Zion Human History Museum, while other artists will demonstrate daily at different times. Plan to visit Zion during the week and find the artists working at different locations throughout the park. Or stop by on Saturday to see all 24 artists painting outdoors at the Zion Lodge, and bid on their paintings. All completed work will be framed and for sale at a wet-paint sale open to the public on Saturday November 8 at the Zion Nature Center.

Plein Air Painting at Fibonacci's new Main Street Gallery Opening

Roland Lee plein air paints historic Judd's Store during Saturday paint out at opening of Fibonacci's Main Street Gallery in St. George. Jason Bowen and Steve McGinty also painted nearby. 
It was great to join with fellow artists Steve McGinty and Jason Bowen for a day of outdoor painting as part of our Three-man Show at Fibonacci's new Main Street Gallery in St. George, Utah. All three of us set up around the corner from the gallery on Tabernacle street, and chose different locations to paint. I parked my faithful art camper across the street from Judd's Store where I could stand in its shade while I painted. Later that day the plein air paintings were available at a silent auction. Thanks to Wade Wixom for organizing the event and taking this cool photo.

Fibonacci's Main Street Gallery is located in the beautifully restored Main Street Theater and Ballroom building in historic St. George Utah
Plein Air painting of historic Judd's Store in downtown St. George, UT.

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Fibonacci Main Street Gallery Celebrates Opening with Three Man Show This Weekend

I am proud to have been invited to be part of a three-man show this weekend at the newly opened Fibonacci Main Street Gallery in St. George Utah. The show kicks off the evening of Friday October 24 with a reception for artists Roland Lee, Steve McGinty, and Jason Bowen. Each artist will have about ten paintings on display. The artists will also be on hand all day Saturday October 25 to visit with collectors and work on demonstration paintings. There will be a silent auction Saturday from 5 to 8pm.  The Main Street Gallery is located at 35 North Main, St. George, UT 84770.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Back from Europe with a loaded sketch book

Nellie and I in Germany below Castle Neuschwanstein
We just returned from 18 days in Europe. The weather was wonderful and the scenery spectacular. I filled a sketchbook with drawings and can't wait to turn them into paintings. I am planning for a European Painting show sometime in early December that will include paintings from Tuscany and the Bavarian Alps. In the next couple of weeks I will post some of the drawings. In the meantime I will participate in The Plein Air Artists of Utah group show at Alderwood Gallery in Salt Lake City October 17, and a three-man show at Fibonacci's new Main Street Gallery in St. George October 24-25 with Steve McGinty and Jason Bowen.
Roland Lee sketching in Italy