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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!


bg_41441400511076.jpgSt George Roses - April 2, 2014

bg_41451400511101.jpgPlein air in beautiful St. George

bg_41471400511155.jpgKatie Reading and Roses - oil 9 x 12" 

bg_41481400511174.jpgKatie and the finished painting



bg_41371400510500.jpgPAPU friends

bg_41381400510517.jpgKimball Warren

bg_41391400510534.jpgMoi - Fibonacci show May 3, 2014

bg_41401400510555.jpgDr. Robert Benson, gallery owner and fine arts mentor 


Josh and Lindsey Wright 




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