“Zion’s Arch”
20 x 24 in.

Doug Braithwaite’s artwork has been described as “where abstract meets realism”.  He has been a professional artist since graduating from the University of Utah with his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree. Doug loves to paint plein air because he loves to capture the “moment” in any condition: a hot and muggy day, a sub-zero morning, wind gusts, or just bugs! Doug says he tries to capture that feeling in his paintings. Painting plein air, he is able to get the colors of the sky, the snow, the rocks or the water–colors a camera just can’t duplicate. Doug teaches summer workshops. His work can be seen on his website at www.dougbraithwaite.com.

6th Annual Plein Air Art Event November 3-9, 2014

The Zion National Park Foundation will host the Sixth Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational, November 3-9, 2014. The event celebrates the role art has played in the creation and history of the park by hosting 24 of the country’s finest landscape artists.

During the week, park visitors will have many unique opportunities to witness great artists at work and attend daily painting demonstrations and lectures. More than 150 paintings produced during the week will be for exhibit and sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Activities include a 5-day painting workshop (call for pricing and details); free daily demonstrations; free evening lectures; invitation-only art patron wet paint exhibit and sale (call for tickets); silent auction of weeks demonstration paintings; paint out and live auction; and a public wet paint exhibit and sale.

Event proceeds go to the Zion National Park Foundation to support important projects in the park, including the successful Zion Youth Education Initiative, creating opportunities to bring school children into the park and have a potentially life-changing educational experience.

Lyman Hafen, Executive Director of the Zion National Park Foundation, said, “Art has a very firm place in the history of Zion Canyon and in the story that led to it becoming a National Park. Today, artists, donors, sponsors and visitors continue that rich tradition, preserving the wonder that is Zion National Park for future generations, and enhancing the experience of everyone who comes here.”


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