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Artists of the West Group Demonstration
September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A late afternoon group demonstration has become a festival favorite where artists and those who enjoy the creation of art gather to watch different artists, with different styles and approaches, tackle a similar landscape to create a painting in a couple hours.
The following artists each from a different western state will participate in this year’s group demonstration:
Linda Dellandre (TEXAS)
After a 28-year nursing career, Linda is happy to spend each day as a full time artist either heading to the studio or travelling to paint onsite. “There is no better teacher than nature herself”. She looks forward to the challenge of representing light effects in her paintings. Dellandre has been honored to win an Award of Merit at Sedona Plein Air, Best of Show in Mixed Media at Escalante Canyons Plein Air, and a Purchase Award at Zion Invitational. She is a Master Circle Pastelist awarded by the International Association of Pastel Societies and has won Best of Show Awards. She teaches pastel workshops. See more of Linda’s work here.
Graham Goff (MONTANA)
Graham Goff is a practicing architect and artist who lives and works in Bozeman MT. Working en plein air, Graham is drawn to the interaction and tension between the natural and built environments. Using mixed media including ink, colored pencil, pastel and watercolor he captures the textures, patterns, light and colors of the Western landscape. Graham was the 2018 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist in Residence. While not creating art/architecture you will find Graham seeking inspiration in wild places, travelling on foot or by bicycle. See more of Graham’s work here.
Lonny Granston (COLORADO)
Lonny Granston has called Boulder, Colorado home for the past 30 years. During his time there, he has attempted to practice medicine, be a husband and father, race triathlons and paint pretty pictures with varying degrees of success. See more of Lonny’s work here.
Günther Haidenthaller (UTAH)
Günther Haidenthaller grew up drawing and painting. He was awarded Sterling Scholar in Art from Granite High School (SLC) in 1974, and majored in illustration and advertising design at Utah State University. He then spent 26 years in advertising graphic design and art direction, with occasional illustration projects to keep things interesting. He left full time employment to pursue his passion for painting. He has studied with a number of well-known, prominent artists including Gael Lindstrom, Kara Schmidt, Randall Sexton, Brittany Scott, Joshua Clare, Susan Jarvis, Carl Purcell, Kathryn Stats, Stephen Stauffer, Colley Whisson, Lyn Boyer, and Doug Braithwaite. See more of Günther’s work here.
Lawrence Smith (NEVADA)
Lawrence is pretty much a self-taught painter. His first experience with art was when, at age five, he discovered an open can of black paint in the garage next to his daddy’s brand new white Buick. The repercussions from that event were profound, and Lawrence was forced to limit his artistic endeavors to (washable) finger paints until, at age eighteen, he was finally allowed a box of crayons (also washable). The rest, as they say, is a nano-blip in the vast stream of humanity’s artistic creativity. Lawrence now uses acrylics, because they allow mistakes to be covered over and reworked, again, and again, and again, a property that Lawrence desperately depends on. He lives quietly in Reno, Nevada with his collection of stuffed marmots and discontinued German umlauts. See more of Lawrence’s work here.
Chi E Shenam Westin (IDAHO)
Chi E Shenam is a plein air/ studio oil landscape painter, currently painting in Idaho and the Red Rock country of Utah and Arizona. He studied art at BSU and also studied renaissance painting under Master Artist Frank Corvino , landscape painting under Albert Handel and Chinese calligraphy under, Kazuaki Tanahashi . Chi E Shenam is currently showing in the Alaska Center, Heartland Studios and The Gallery at Finer Frames in Eagle, Idaho. See more of Chi’s work here.