Lori D. Burchinal was born and raised in Vernal, Utah, where she raised her three children and now has 15 grandchildren. Her passions in life are being in the great outdoors, painting, fly fishing and enjoying friends and family. In addition to being an avid fly-fisherman, she is a Rod Builder and Tier of Trout Flies. She owned her own business, “Big Foot Fly Shop” for almost two decades.
Lori ‘s opportunities for expanding the arts while running the Fly Shop were limited, but she decided to sell her business to pursue her love of painting. She was basically self-taught to that point in her education. She attended many workshops, classes, and mentors, refining her skills in portraiture, animals, and landscapes, in all mediums. Watercolor is her favorite. Lori has received various awards, including the David Gale Memorial Award at the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and is a Signature Member in Utah Watercolor Society. Lori traveled to Florence Italy to enroll in Florence Classical Academy Of Arts, a Russian based atelier in the Classical Art Training and immersed in the ambience of the Italian spirit of the arts.
Deena Riley Millecam grew up on a fruit farm in Payson Utah. She moved to Vernal in 1969 when her husband, the late John Millecam, dragged her to the Uintah Basin. Fifty-two years later after raising seven children in this beautiful area, she moved to St George.
Deena enjoyed her experience in education with the youth and her peers in the Uintah schools.
Deena teaches art classes and exhibits in galleries throughout the state. She, along with Stephen Sandau, have combined their art in a traveling show ‘Brush&Lens’ presently being exhibited at Uintah Heritage Museum.
Deena pays honor to her husband and best friend, John Millecam, past owner of Utah Motor Co. and grandfather of nineteen grandchildren and one little great!
From Las Vegas to Lapoint!
Born in Provo, UT in the 70’s, I married my wife, Alisa in 1994. We eventually settled in Las Vegas, NV, where we raised 5 children over the last two decades. I’ve always had family in the Uintah Basin, in the Deep Creek area.
In late 2021, our family traded city living for the country and are building a home in Lapoint, UT surrounded by family and beauty, living a more simple life. I have been involved in illustration and publishing for over 27 years. Painting in oils, my new preferred medium, is one that I continue to explore and discover. The familiar landscapes and life in the mountains are my inspiration.
Abby J. Fox is an artist based in the Mountain West who loves putting pen to paper. She began to develop her illustrative style while earning a BFA in printmaking from Colorado State University. Abby is inspired by travel, and in 2019 she left her heavy printmaking tools at home to take her sketchbook on a trip around the world. She continues to document her adventures through printmaking and an *almost* daily drawing and painting practice.
I am from Logan, Utah, where I graduated from Utah State. I met my husband Rick Bell, while attending USU and moved to Vernal. I didn’t finish my schooling until after 6 babies came to join our family. In 1988 I went to work for Uintah School District.
Then, in 2001, all the kids were out of the nest, so I went back to school to complete a Master’s degree. I taught mostly 1st grade for 31 years. Now I’ve retired and have a little more time.
I’ve always liked art and a year ago I started taking watercolor classes from Lori Burchinal and a few other artists. I also like to do pencil drawings. I am a co-owner of Boot Hill Farms and Foods including an on-farm store where we sell meats, raw milk, eggs, and other fresh agricultural products.