Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting
September 19 - September 22
Instructor: Stephen Stauffer
Three days of instruction prior to festival plein air competition – Tuesday, September 19 thru Thursday, September 21 – Meet at Escalante Visitor Center at 8:30 AM first day
COST: $300 / Workshop is limited to 10 participants – must have 5 registered for it to be held.
In 2011 Stephen began his life’s dream of becoming a working artist. He had painted all his life, but not until then did he realize what truly a remarkable dream it could be. Stephen studied with Jeff Hein at The Hein Academy of Fine Art for two and a half years and with Rob Adamson, John Hughes, and Bryce Billings in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a member of Plein Air Painters of Utah, he is often found in the alpine splendor of the Rocky Mountains, or in one of the many national parks or red rock wonderlands.
From 2001 to 2011 the majority of Stephen’s paintings were sold or auctioned to raise funds for children with rare and life threatening diseases through a wonderful organization called Angel’s Hands Foundation which he and his wife Susan and friends Mark and Roxann Kristensen co-founded. He will continue sharing a portion of his work each year to Angel’s Hands Foundation as it is near and dear to his heart. Though no longer active in the day to day operations, Steven currently serves on the board of directors for the foundation.
“Driven to paint each day, I can’t believe I get to do this every day. Immersing in the fabric and landscape of this beautiful country allows me to capture moments in time and record them for visits in the future. Running to the next adventure that waits around the next bend is like opening a gift given and shared each and every day! I am excited for what life has in store for me and my family in this next part of my life’s journey. I know I have so many options and my passions are what’s guiding me along. Knowing it will be rewarding, I can’t wait to see what’s around the next bend in the trail. Thank you for coming along!”
Visit Steve’s website to see more of his work here.