For the past 5 years I have attended the Escalante Canyons Arts Festival. I discovered this festival as I was studying the fascinating story of Everett Ruess. He was a wanderer and adventurer, exploring the western states alone. A greatly talented artist and poet who documented his travels through art, letters written to family, and haunting poetry. Escalante is a small town located in Southern Utah on the edge of the Grand Staircase Escalante- National Monument. Everett, only age 20, ( 1914-1934) was last seen in this beautiful little town before he disappeared into the vast wilderness of the area. It has been such a pleasure to attend this festival, the breath-taking scenery, support of the community, and the amazing people who plan and host this event are what makes this Plein Air Festival one of the best in the country! I am so honored this year to have been asked to present a demonstration on colorful water color portraits.
A portrait of a dear friend's grandson.
By using unexpected colors, squiggles and splots, creates a unique painterly portrait.
My presentation will be held Sept. 25th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Escalante Community Center.
I can't wait to see everyone and have the honor to associate with so many talented people. This festival encourages everyone of all ages to be an artist and has workshops, demos, and hands on art projects to help you become the artist you desire to be. I have included a link below.
Thanks to all the commity members that work so tirelessly every year to make this festival
SO MUCH FUN!!!!
My campsite at the Red Rock Canyon Campground near Bryce Canyon National Park.
For those of you who know me, I have included a few post from my adventures in farming and life that you might enjoy reading.