Spring Greening Along the Virgin
27 x 40 in.

Pastel painter Arlene Braithwaite is the featured artist for Zion National Park’s 2019 Centennial Celebration of Art. She’ll be joining a distinguished group of ten painters who have participated in previous Plein Air Invitational events at Zion. Spring Greening Along the Virgin was selected as the featured painting for the show, and is currently available for purchase. Visit zionpark.org for more information.

Arlene earned her Masters degree from the University of Utah. Upon graduation she enjoyed a 32-year teaching career as an art educator at Southern Utah University where she was awarded the University’s “Distinguished Educator” Award. Arlene was also recognized as “Art Teacher of the Year for the State of Utah” by the National Art Education Association.

Upon retiring she was able to focus her full attention on pastel painting. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Utah’s Springville Art Museum, the St. George Art Museum, the Utah Museum of Natural History and Zion National Park’s Museum of Human History. Arlene’s paintings have also appeared in several books and national publications. Additional recognition has come through first place and director’s awards in statewide and regional exhibitions. Her pastels have twice been selected as Grand Prize winners at the Escalante Canyon Plein Air Art Festival and she won the People’s Choice and Employee’s Choice Award and several Purchase Awards at Zion National Park Plein Air Invitationals.