For the past 5 years I have attended the Escalante Canyons Arts Festival. I discovered the festival as I was studying the fascinating story of Everett Ruess. He was a wanderer and adventurer, exploring the western states alone with only a dog and burro. He was also a very 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 the Escalante Canyons Plein Air Festival, the breath-taking scenery, support of the community, and the amazing people who plan and host this event are what makes the 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.
By using unexpected colors, squiggles
and splots, you can create
a unique painterly portrait.
My presentation will be held Sept. 25th,
3:00-5:00 p.m. in the
Escalante Community Center.
I will also be doing a mosaic demo
Saturday at the art tent.
I can't wait to see everyone and have the
honor to associate with so many
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 committee members
that work so tirelessly every year
to make this festival
SO MUCH FUN!!!!
My camp site near Bryce Canyon.
For those of you who know me,
I have included a few posts from
in farming and life that you
might enjoy reading.