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September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Paint Around is an event where 4-person teams of artists each “paint-around” to create paintings.  Teams of painters will, in turn, work on a single piece.  Teams have two hours to finish their painting, each member taking 15 minute turns.  Each artist will add to and modify the piece under development, according to their vision of the piece’s required direction, providing commentary as they think their way through the task at hand. A blending of unique visions and styles will provide a truly singular result. Come watch this fun activity as the invited artists take turns putting their unique spin on a painting!

The completed paintings will be included in the Plein Air Competition Exhibit and Sale.  All proceeds will be donated to local school arts programming. 

This year team captains will draw names from a hat of any interested registered artists to determine team members. 

Acrylic Team Captain: Peggy Trigg

As a past art educator, Peggy believes in creativity, experimentation and good design. She paints her landscapes mostly on location using either oil or acrylic paint. She also explores design potential through abstract expression in her studio work.

In her plain air painting, she believes that it is very important to try to capture the feeling of a location and not to worry about painting an actual representation of what you see. To help her with this goal and to keep her stroke lively and loose, Peggy uses either wide brushes or palette knives; often, the wider the better! She likes to push her color choices in intensity and vibrancy. In acrylics, she paints using a layering technique and in oils she paints using the impasto method.

Peggy’s work is represented by Wilder Nightingale Gallery in Taos and La Mesa Gallery in Santa Fe. Visit Peggy’s website to see more of her work here.

Pastel Team Captain: TBD


Oil Team Captain: Allan Brockbank

Allen earned a fine arts degree from Brigham Young University where he met his wife Janice.  They settled in Centerville, Utah where Allen began his career in commercial art and computer game design.  Over the next twenty years, Allen refined his artistic skills in the digital world developing video games with fine companies like Disney, Microsoft, and Take Two.  It was during this time that Allen discovered the joys and challenges of landscape painting right in his backyard.  Utah is a painter’s paradise and a “university” for teaching the plein air artist.  He believes that painting on location and in the studio are complimentary pursuits, one building upon the other.

See more of Allan’s work here.

Water Color Team Captain: TBD



September 22
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Escalante Heritage Center
Escalante, UT 84726 United States + Google Map