Backroads #SPAF2020

Eileen Guernsey Brown
Eileen Guernsey Brown
Eileen is a transplanted Californian, living in Salt Lake City since 1976. She attended Pasadena City College, California (AA degree), then the University of Utah (BFA in Fine Arts). Married with two grown children, Eileen spent her early professional career as a Graphic Designer, then earned a degree in Education, teaching in the Salt Lake Public schools for 27 years , the last ten as an art teacher. Recently retired, Eileen now enjoys spending time painting, reading, and hiking -- usually combining those activities on trips with her husband and dog to locations in the West.
11 x 14 in




Eileen Guernsey Brown, “Backroads”
11×14 | oil | Framed | Shipping included | $765.00

“I painted this piece called “Backroads” Saturday, October 24 in Spring City, Utah. My husband and I have a small farm house here, and because it’s just about 2 hours south of Salt Lake City where our primary residence is, we come down quite often. All seasons are beautiful, but I especially love the fall. There are still many dirt roads here in this little town of about 1,000 folks – in fact the first paved roads didn’t go in until the 1970’s!

What made me stop and paint here was the lovely curve of the road, the shadows running across, and the variety of autumn colors all in the bushes.  Enjoy!”


This work is part of the 16th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival – a festival unlike anything that we have ever done before! A first-of-its-kind, an all-woman festival, presented completely online October 24 – 31, 2020.

Each artist will be sending in work from their own diverse locations for presentation in the Arts Center’s online Gallery. At the conclusion of the festival week, well known plein air artist Lyn Boyer of Colorado will conduct an online awards ceremony.

Artists will submit new work as it is completed, accompanied by short narratives describing their selection of place and/or their creative process. Works from the festival will be available for purchase from Oct 25 – Nov 30, 2020.

Online presentations allow for rich content that could not otherwise be experienced. Art lovers will be able to immerse themselves in presentations from their favorite artists throughout the festival. From live demonstrations, to short videos created by our festival artists all across the country, to an online gallery of new works updated daily.

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