30 x 40 inches
oil on linen panel
James McGrew, Lake Oswego, Oregon
James McGrew’s “Eternal Majesty” sets the tone for the 2017 Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational. As this year’s featured artist, James’s work will appear on upcoming promotional materials. A veteran of this and many other plein air events, James has become a crowd favorite. Although he often completes large pieces in his Oregon studio, he prefers to paint directly from nature. He backpacks several hundred miles each year, and has developed a reputation for painting scenes which require long, strenuous climbs to unusual locations. For example, “Eternal Majesty” depicts a stunning vista seen from the top of a 2000 ft. vertical ascent in Zion National Park.
This painting, along with those produced by the other 23 participating artists, will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Zion National Park. The event is sponsored by the Zion Natl Park Forever Project, the park’s official nonprofit partner. It will be held November 6-12, 2017, in several locations in Zion and Springdale, Utah. The week will start with daily demonstrations by each artist, and culminates with a private sale and paint-out event at the end of the week.
For more information, please visit https://zionpark.org/2017/2017-plein-air-invitational-artists-announced/ or call 435.772.3264.