Watercolor Paintings by Roland
A signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Roland Lee has become
internationally recognized for his transparent watercolor paintings of the Southwest, rural America, and European landscapes.
His watercolor landscape paintings are now in over 1,000
museum, university, corporate, and private art
collections throughout the world. Roland Lee is also a popular watercolor
workshop instructor and enjoys sharing his watercolor
painting techniques through step
by step tutorials and free
painting lessons. Read Biography about Roland
Lee / Where to buy Roland Lee paintings
Painting the Geology of the Grand Staircase
Roland Lee joined geologists Robert L. Eves and Larry Davis on a research trip to document the geology of the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument in Utah. His sketchbook drawings and on location plein air paintings will be used in a new road guide.
Upcoming Art Shows and Events
On Exhibit Roland Lee's paintings will be part of the Zion National Park Plein Air Art Show September 29 - Nov. 9, 2014. New Roland Lee paintings of England and Europe are on display at the Roland Lee Gallery and his paintings of Zion National Park are at LaFave Gallery in Springdale and Fibonacci Gallery in St. George, UT. List of Roland Lee Art Galleries
Current Paintings and Projects
No workshops this summer
Roland Lee will not be conducting any workshops during the summer and fall of 2014. He will be working on plein air research paintings and sketchbook studies for future paintings. See the Workshop page for information on future workshops and classes. Check Roland's blog to see where he is painting today.
Free on-line Watercolor Painting Lessons:
New watercolor painting
40 free painting demonstrations:
1-In a recent class Roland demonstrates how
to paint three snow scenes 2-See
how Roland uses a view finder to quickly select his painting
subjects when plein
air painting in Zion National Park. See how Roland paints a river scene in Zion National Park step by step. Or take a class from Roland and learn his techniques in person.
Roland Lee Art Publications and Videos
Art of the National Parks Roland Lee's paintings of Zion National Park are featured in a gorgeous new coffee table book "Art of the national Parks" by Susan Halston McGarry released July 2013 from Fresco Publishing. The book features some of the nation's top landscape artists. New YouTube Video Roland is interviewed in this new 3-minute interview for the Arts to Zion Studio Tour.
LaFave Gallery at Zion
Zion Paintings on displayRoland Lee's original paintings of Zion National Park are on display at the beautiful LaFave Gallery in SpringdaleUT at the entrance to Zion National Park. Director Kathy LaFave will be happy to show Roland's new paintings. This fabulous new gallery is one of the finest in the state of Utah and is situated beneath Zion's massive cliffs. No visit to Zion is complete without a stop at LaFave's.
Roland's Work on his daily art blog:
up with travels, new works in progress, and studio events
Roland Lee is one of 24 invited artists in the 2014 Zion National park Plein Air Festival November 3-9, 2014. Below: Roland Lee doing a watercolor demonstration at the 2013 Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational.
Books and Publications
Fibonacci Fine Arts Digest. The paintings of Roland Lee are featured in the current issue of Fibonnaci Magazine.
Plein Air Magazine Nov 2013 issue features Thomas Moran Plein Air Show at Zion National Park along with 5-page advertorial featuring Roland's painitng. Ads also in "Southwest Art", "Art Connoussiour" and "Western Art Collector"
Sojourns Magazine. Roland's painting "Where the River Turns" is featured in an article on the history of artists in Zion National Park.
Art of the National Parks. 2013 New coffee table book by Susan Hallston McGarry fatures a five page pictorial of Roland Lee's Zion National Park Paintings.
of Utah's Canyons and DesertsNew book from
Gibbs Smith features Roland Lee painting
of Sanctuary, The Art of Zion National ParkNew
book features Roland Lee paintings and essay
St. George Magazine Two page feature article in 30th anniversary issue.
Western Art collector Features spotlight on Roland Lee Gallery at Zion National Park, and the Footsteps of Thomas Moran Plein Air Show.
Southwest Art magazine features ad for Roland Lee Gallery
SkyWest Magazine Cover features Roland Lee painting of Zion National Park and article on his paintings of Zion National Park.
watercolor book from Northlight Books includes Roland's
painting "Windmill Skies." .
11 - New Directions: The Best of Watercolor
painting "Reflections of Solitude" was selected
for the 90th annual NWS exhibition. Roland was named a
signature member of the NWS this year.
Art Collector MagazineOctober 2009
issue features article on Roland Lee and Mission Gallery
ad also featuring Roland Lee's paintings.
Residence at Mesa Verde National ParkRoland
Lee will spent two weeks at Mesa Verde National Park as
Artist in Residence in Oct 2011.
Video Clips and YouTube Videos
A to Zion TV Commercial. Roland Lee paints Zion panorama from Grafton Mesa in a new television Commercial for Washington County Utah Travel.
3 minute Video Interview with Roland Lee. The Arts to Zion Studio Tour features this new YouTube video interview with Roland Lee in his St. George studio and gallery.
My Solace - 5 minute video interview with Roland Lee in connection with Zion National Park Centennial art exhibit
How to Paint Snow on Rocks - 8 minute Classroom YouTube Videoof Roland Lee painting a Zion snow scene in watercolor
Plein Air Painting Red Rocks - Short video clip shot by Bobbi Wankier at a Southern Utah Art Guild paint-out. Roland Lee paints a desert scene in watercolor.
on NPR Roland Lee sketching during
Zion Centennial Tunnel
Walk and quoted on "All Things Considered"
Tutorial at ArtGraphica.netSee Roland Lee's
watercolor painting demonstration of Utah snow scene which
was chosen for ArtGraphica's demo of the month.
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