"Night Turns Into Day" by Cody DeLong

“Night Turns Into Day” by Cody DeLong

12  x 18 in.


Cody DeLong is a nationally recognized artist living in Jerome, Arizona. He’s painted the high desert landscapes of Arizona and Utah for more than 25 years, and participates in numerous national events each year, including the Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational.

He describes the creative process as “a delicate mistress. I love the dance between passion and skill, between knowledge and learning. I’m not a formulaic painter, meaning I don’t use the same approach for each painting I do. This is sometimes a risky way of working, but it keeps my love alive for the process. I feel like I can never learn it all, so each new day is an opportunity to challenge myself to grow in new directions. The end result, hopefully, is painterly, with great color, light and drama. I hope to catch your eye and make you think differently about the scene, and perhaps, about painting.”

Cody has won several prestigious awards, including the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2015 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, First Place at the 2015 Sedona Arts Festival, and two purchase awards at the Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational. He is among 24 of the nation’s top plein air artists who will be painting in Zion National Park from November 6-12, 2017. The event is sponsored by the Zion Natl Park Forever Project, the park’s official nonprofit partner. Each artist will have two studio paintings available for purchase, along with plein air pieces painted throughout the week. A private sale and public paint-out event will be held during the last two days of the event.

For more information, please visit https://zionpark.org/2017/2017-plein-air-invitational-artists-announced/ or call 435.772.3264.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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