Local’s southwestern landscape paintings to grace Redlands Community Hospital foundation “Evening with the Artists” event
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 said. “I have nothing but respect and admiration for the staff and the organization.”
Jolley is no stranger to the Redland’s event and was one of the featured artists in 2009’s “Evening with the Artists.” He is very appreciative of the support he and his 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 said. “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. He has earned numerous awards and has been featured in Southwest Art, Inland Empire Magazine and other publications but stays humble when discussing his accolades.
“Everyone likes to talk about honors or wants to win a prize,” he lamented. “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.
Jolley 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. Jolley’s artwork will be available for purchase at the Stan and Ellen Weisser Education Pavilion from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Proceeds will benefit the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the evening’s elegant event. Tickets are $20.
For more information on the “Evening with the Artists of RCH” event or to RSVP, please call 909-335-5540. To see a sample of Jolley’s artwork, please visit jolleyart.com.