Works by Moab plein air artist featured at Overlook Gallery
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Oil paintings by Moab artist Carolyn Dailey will be featured for the June Artwalk, Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Overlook Gallery. The show features recently completed plein air landscapes of the area, including Arches National Park and the Colorado River, and will run through the end of June. It is Dailey’s first show since returning to Moab two years ago.

Dailey has been painting the Moab landscape for over 25 years. Renting a small cabin at Pack Creek Ranch in 1987, Dailey moved to Moab to become a full-time artist and stayed until 1992. Since then, she has returned each year to visit and paint. Coming full circle in 2010, she moved back to Moab to live again at Pack Creek.

In Moab, Dailey says she learned to paint in the “plein air” tradition and she spent “nearly every day for years” painting canyon country. She studied plein air techniques in workshops in 1989-1990 at the Fechin Institute in Taos, N.M., with nationally known painters Mark Daily, Michael Lynch and Ned Jacobs. Frank La Lumia was also a mentor. Two of her paintings from that time are in the permanent collection of the Grand County Library.

Dailey’s work has been in numerous group and one-woman shows, as well as galleries, both in the Southwest and in Guatemala where she lived for 16 years after leaving Moab. In 2006, she had a near sell out of Moab works at the MARC, and in 2009, she was featured for Artwalk at the Overlook Gallery. In 2009 she also won a top award in oils at the Escalante Plein Air Festival, and in 2010 she won the Best Member Award at the PAPNM Annual Juried Show held at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, N.M.

Her studio in her home at Pack Creek is open by appointment at 435-259-4244 or visit her website at

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