The warmth of St George on April 27 through May 3rd infused me with enthusiasm for a new round of plein air work. I can't tell you how healthy I felt and how eager to explore the beauty of that area. To my surprise it was not the red rock that called to me, but the flowers that were bursting to their peak life around the classic homes.
While I was working from a rose filled yard, Katie stopped by while handing out flyers for her young husbands barber business. Later that day she posed for me in another beautiful setting and told me about her life as I painted. Jewell, the home owner was a gracious and friendly lady who worked near us in her garden which is quite well known in St George. I took photo's of her to work from later.
On Saturday, May 3rd, several members of the PAPU (Plein Air Painters of Utah) set up our easels outside the doors of the Fibonacci Gallery and painted and enjoyed each others company for a few hours before the opening of our silent auction show.
At 7pm the main gallery hall filled for a grand piano concert performed by Josh and Lindsey Wright, a delightful husband and wife who have extraordinary skills. Josh played unbelievably powerful solo pieces and Lindsay added her own beauty with their duets. It was an evening I will remember for a very long time!
St George Roses - April 2, 2014
Plein air in beautiful St. George
Katie Reading and Roses - oil 9 x 12"
Katie and the finished painting
Moi - Fibonacci show May 3, 2014
Dr. Robert Benson, gallery owner and fine arts mentor
Josh and Lindsey Wright