It’s no secret to the plein air community that Thomas Moran and his love of painting the beauty of nature played a critical role is preserving places such as the Grand Canyon. But it’s also gratifying to see when a player such as National Geographic shares this history with the public at large, as the brand did recently in an online article titled “How Art Saved Yellowstone – and the Landscape Still Inspires.”
In the article, Douglas Main interviews plein air artist Shirl Ireland about the difficulties of painting outdoors, and addresses the increase in its popularity. It even includes a shout-out to the 2019 Plein Air Invitational at Yellowstone (September 24–29).
And watch “A Brief History of Yellowstone” in this visually stunning National Geographic video:
Have you been to Yellowstone? What was your experience like? Share it with us in the comments below!
Upcoming travel and art events with Streamline Publishing:
- September 22-29, 2019: Fall Color Week: Ghost Ranch
- October 11-19, 2019: Fine Art Connoisseur Art Trip to France
- November 10-13, 2019: Figurative Art Convention & Expo
- May 2-6, 2020: The 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo