Seth Winegar is Featured Artist at 4th Annual Jones Waldo Celebration of the Arts
Posted on Mar. 14, 2012

Featured Artist: Seth Winegar

We are pleased to welcome artist Seth Winegar as our Featured Artist for the 4th Annual Jones Waldo Art Show.

Seth is a tremendous talent with an incredible story. He is a landscape artist who paints primarily with oils to capture the lush saturation of color of the Utah landscape. His reds, blues and yellows are comforting and exhilarating, evoking sun drenched desert terrain and vast skies that always feel familiar.

Born with cystic fibrosis, Seth has had a journey frought with trauma and life threatening illness. He began painting at the age of 12 to distract from the misery of his illness. His talent bloomed and painting became not only his solace but his profession. Choosing to become a painter was, for Seth, both a passionate and a pragmatic life choice: passionate because of his love for painting and pragmatic because he realized that a nine to five job was unrealistic for someone dealing with cystic fibrosis. 

Seth is not one to let challenges get the better of him and despite his illness, he served an LDS mission in Cleveland, Ohio. Eventually, however, Seth’s body succumbed to the illness and he had to battle for his life while the search for an organ donor began. In 2006, Seth was able to receive a very rare double lung and liver transplant. Seth continues to meet challenges head on and express his artistic gift.

Seth captures the spirit of any scene he paints. He plays with the concept of juxtaposition, which is noted in his frequent transitions from rich, bold strokes to detailed, tight studies and back again to bold. His understanding of how the eye moves across a scene--from wide to tight to wide-- allows Seth to imply subtle movement in is work and thus create a statement about the fleeting moments of life.     

Seth was recently highlighted in the October 2011 issue of Southwest Art magazine.

Stop by on April 5 and meet this extraordinary person and artist.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mountain West Arts Conference May 3, 2012

The Washington County Arts Council is offering scholarships for professional artists and arts administrators to attend the Mountain West Arts Conference.

Send questions and applications to info@washcoarts.org