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Roland Lee: A Love of Art and Teaching

Watercolorist Roland Lee in his St. George studio.

“St. George artist Roland Lee is internationally known for his wonderful, transparent watercolors of Southwestern Utah’s “red rock” country and rural scenes from across the United States and Europe, the result of over thirty years of dedication to his craft. In addition to his prowess as a creative artist, Lee’s love of teaching his trade is inherent in every workshop, exhibit, and conversation. Both aspects of this artist’s career and personality are on display at the St. George Art Museum through June in an exhibit entitled Roland Lee: Canyon Country Paintings. After seeing the exhibit you might be surprised to learn that Lee, a graduate from Brigham Young University in 1971 with a degree in Art, did not begin his career teaching his art techniques. In fact, as he was growing up he never even dreamed of a career as an artist…”

Read the full Artist Profile in the May 2007 edition of 15 Bytes.

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