Sacred Convocation 45 x 45 inches, oil, $12,000
On a warm day in October, I found myself standing in a small herd of Bighorn sheep on the rim of Grand Canyon. In the quiet munching and shuffling of hooves I was hopelessly enchanted.
The Canyon is a magical, spiritual place, and somehow, I am compelled to paint the intangible poetry of earth, wind, wild things, and light. This painting is so much about what I love, not just the canyon and sheep but movement and repetition of light, shape, and color, the obvious and subtle.
I gave myself permission and freedom to do exactly what I wanted to do and let it ride but very time I thought I was finished, I was not. The painting kept wanting a little more intensity, a little more depth. Sacred Convocation has finally stopped talking to me, so I know it is done and time to move on.
September 11th through January 19, 2022
Online Silent Auction: DATES COMING SOON
Similar to last year, bid online for artist paintings prior to the plein air event starting September 11, 2021.
Plein Air Painting: September 11-18, 2021
All over the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Artist Paint Out: Friday, September 17, 2021
All artists paint together along the rim near Verkamp’s Visitor Center from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Exhibition and Sale: September 19, 2021 - January 17, 2022
All available work will be for sale online at shop.grandcanyon.org with proceeds going towards a fund to establish a dedicated art venue and arts programming at the South Rim. For the most up to date information visit grandcanyon.org/coa For additional information or questions, contact Kathy Duley at or call (480) 277-0458.
Hope to see you on the rim!
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art 2020 Thanks for the sell out show everyone!
You Can See Forever 36 x 36 inches, sold