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."