Plein Air Here and There will feature paintings from various artists of the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners. The term “Plein Air” is used to refer to painting done outside on location instead of in the studio. Painting done outdoors allows for direct observation in capturing light, shadow and color, as well as the challenges of nature. Paint excursions of the Plein Air Painters lead here, to various park locations in the Southwest such as Mesa Verde, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. As well as there, to locations as far as the Bahamas.
The Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners group joins together to foster a congenial and helpful atmosphere among plein air painters, which will improve and hone painting skills, help each member realize his/her potential as an artist, and thereby heighten the enjoyment of the craft, and depict and promote the beauty of the Four Corners region.