If you are looking for an in person workshop, Dale will be conducting a week-long watercolor retreat. Nevada City, NV June 7 to 13, 2022 For more information see the March 2022 Art & Artist newsletter, or email Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of northern Minnesota, Dale Laitinen has lived, moved, and traveled across the American West and this figures prominently in his work. One of the signatures of a Laitinen painting is the long view with the natural forms of the topography being foremost. His works extend to the interaction between structures such as roads, dams, canals, powerhouses, and the natural landscape. In one of these paintings, you might find a concrete dam that spans a river canyon, or a highway that cuts through desert sandstone, or a shadow of a bridge that crawls slowly across a red rock wall.
After college, Dale spent eight years as an independent trucker hauling freight across country. In 1985 he turned to painting full-time. An active workshop instructor, Dale has traveled widely in both the US and abroad.
Some of the periodicals he has been featured in include: The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Magazine, and Drawingboard Magazine. Laitinen’s work has also been highlighted in several books including The Splash Series, Painting with the White of your Paper, The Transparent Watercolor Wheel and more.