The Plein Air Painters of Utah gathered in St. George May 4 for a special paintout and show at the elegant Fibonacci Gallery in St. George Uah. After a morning of plein air painting amid St. George’s beautiful landscapes, a group of about 10 artists set up their easels outside the gallery. Collectors watched as each artist painted a piece between 3pm and 6pm, then had a chance to bid on the paintings during a silent auction. Each artist also displayed about five other originals inside the gallery, including both plein air and studio paintings. I was fortunate to have acclaimed artist Bev Doolittle stop by and purchase one of my original plein air watercolor paintings of “the Sentinel” at Zion. It was a surprise and certainly an honor.

Artist Roland Lee (left) with Fibonacci Fine Art Gallery owner Dr. Rob Benson at the Plein air Painters of Utah show

Among the artists participating were: Kimball Warren, Susette Gertsch, Steve McGinty, Steve Stauffer, Rob Colvin, Dianne Turner, Rebecca Hartvigsen, Josh Clare, Frank Huff, and Laurie Eskelson.

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