REDLANDS, CALIF. -- Donal Jolley's
penchant for painting Southwestern scenes spawned from his
early experiences as a youth having spent his
first 10 years growing up in Zion National Park in Utah.
On Friday March 30, Jolley
will be one of five artists featured in the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation
and Art's Annual "Evening with the Artists of RCH" event.
Jolley, who earned his art degree at Brigham Young University's art program, is an award-winning artist from Rimforest, California who is renowned for his dramatic and detail-oriented paintings and looks forward to participating in the yearly event.
"I've been very supportive of Redlands Community Hospital for a very long time," Jolley
"I have nothing but respect and admiration for the staff and the organization."
is no stranger to the Redland's event and was one of the featured artists in 2009's "Evening with the Artists.
is very appreciative of the support he
fellow artists receive from Redlands Hospital
and is proud of the hospital's desire to display local talent on their walls.
"The 'Evening with the Artists' event is terrific," Jolley
"I've been involved for a few years and am proud to have had some of my paintings in some of the shows."
Jolley, a former Aerospace Corporation illustrator, is the former vice president of the Watercolor West and National Watercolor Society.
hasearned numerous awards and has been featured in Southwest Art, Inland Empire Magazine
and other publications but stays humble when discussing his
"Everyone likes to talk about honors or wants to win a prize," he
"But winning awards is not the reason why I paint."
Although he may be reluctant to speak about his awards, his work speaks for itself as collections of his pieces hang in the Church Museum of History and Art in Salt Lake City, the San Bernardino County Museum, and the Smithsonian.
joins local artists Paul Strahm, Patricia Ford, Ginger Peña, alongside the works of Jean Cranmer (presented by Kimberley Shirk Assoc.) at the annual "Evening of the Artists" event this spring.