Oil on panel
40 x 40 in.
John Lintott is one of the 25 featured artists who participated in the 10th annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art September 8-15, 2018, painting plein air on the South Rim of the Canyon. An exhibit and sale of their work opened at Kolb Studio on September 16. The exhibit and sale will be open daily through January 21, 2019.
From Grand Junction, Colorado, this is Lintott’s first year in participating in the Celebration of Art. After graduating with a BFA degree focusing on painting from Colorado State University, he owned and operated a custom frame shop which also served as his studio in Grand Junction. In 2014, he closed the frame shop to devote himself full time to his artwork, especially to pursue plein air painting.
Each of the Celebration of Art participating artists creates a studio painting for the exhibit, which hang in the exhibit along with the plein air work they paint during the event. Of his studio painting “Burn Spectrum” Lintott explains:
“This piece is a scene from Lipan Point. This particular view was attractive to me as an artist because it had many elements working in perfect harmony. I had never attempted a painting this complex before, and it was truly an amazing experience to try and convey the different colorful layers of the Grand Canyon in this particular scene. I wanted to challenge myself with the aspect of mid-day sun and the addition of the prescribed burn on the north rim that day.”