Oil Workshop with Chi-E-Shenam Westin
Feb. 15th 2019
This is the painting we will work with. It is in the snake River Canyon by Celebration Park.
We will learn how to compose the scene and paint the boulders in the canyon.
Supplies are oil paints and a 16x20 in white gesso panel.
Artist Statement and Biography
Chi E Shenam Westin
email@example.com web site, chieshenam.com
I started going into the canyon in the 70’s before it became the NCA. I had never seen such a beautiful and mysterious place. I have walked from Swan falls to Celebration Park on both sides of the river, and camped all over up and down the canyon. I love the silence, the vast spaces, the rocks and the history of the place. I feel it is my home.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I have created art my whole life. I studied art at BSU and with locally, internationally known teachers in oil painting and Chinese calligraphy. I combine very traditional techniques to create art that holds contemporary value. Paintings I am now working on: the Cliffs of the Boise River, Boulder fields of the NCA. And a series, Paleo Ruins of Hovenweap Utah. Currently showing my art in the Alaska Center in Boise on First Thursdays. I am a member of Oil Painters of America, International Miniatures Association, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, the Nampa Art Guild and American arts research institute.