Stephen Stauffer: Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting
September 18 - September 20
LOCATION: Meet at Escalante Visitor Center at 8:30 AM first day
Three days of instruction prior to festival plein air competition – Tuesday, September 18 thru Thursday, September 20
COST: $300 / Minimum of 5 – Maximum of 10
Stephen’s love for painting En Plein Air painting took him out of the studio and into the surroundings we enjoy in our beautiful country. Painting the Alpine splendor of our mountains and streams, or the unique beauty of the Escalante and Red Rock of Zion, he is always moved each time he is allowed to venture into its wonder and magical vistas and capture these images. Learning to paint in this environment of the Plein Air landscape, has inspired and taken him and his work to new levels afield.
He has studied with Jeffery Hein at The Hein Academy of Art in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is here that he discovered that a passion for your work is not only in the end result, but rather each stoke of a brush, charcoal or graphite line is done with perfection and reason. Jeff’s talented work, and being able to observe him in studio, has not only inspired Stephen as an artist, but has increased his skills as an artist and as a person.
Drawing from life whether it’s the figure or landscape, as an artist, we will never stop learning. Jeff Hein is a masters at his craft. Stephen feels so incredibly blessed to have been associated with him and allowed to be a part of his journey.
Stephen is currently a member of Oil Painters of America as well as American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of Utah and The Midway Art Association. This allows him to paint with people with the same amount of passion and love of this beautiful country we live in. “We are out in a different location each month, so I will look forward to seeing you along the trail, and would hope you will stop and have a chat! Thank you, It’s going to be a great ride.”
Visit Steve’s website to see more of his work here.