About Syri

 

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Few artists know from childhood where their life and career will take them.  Such is not the case with Syri Hall… plein air/studio and bronze artist.  From the tender age of one year, Syri was introduced to Sedona, Arizona by way of weekend family getaways from Phoenix.  One of the many family hobbies at their weekend retreat at Indian Gardens in Oak Creek Canyon was paint-by-number kits.  Syri’s first attempt at oil painting was two red roses at seven years of age.  Although she would not think seriously of painting until her early teens, painting was forever on her mind along with making the beautiful red rocks of Sedona her permanent home.
 
While attending Arizona State University, Hall switched her studies from business and anthropology to art.  Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing, Hall married her college sweetheart and moved permanently to Sedona, living next to Crescent Moon Ranch.  Landing a job at a local bronze foundry and studying with sculptor Ken Ottinger gave her art another focus besides painting and drawing.Syri2

Plein air painting in the Sedona area has been Hall’s interest for the last several years.  Recreating the mass, the unusual multi-colors of the red rocks, the play of light, shadows and bold compositions on canvas have been her challenge are all integral parts of her designs.  Since living near Cathedral Rock years ago, painting at Crescent Moon Ranch feels like coming home and is definitely one of her favorite subjects.  Her passion for this breathtaking paradise she lives in translates beautifully on canvas.  Western Wildlife and domestic animals have been another focus of Syri’s bronze sculptures.  She has been especially fond of sculpting life-size baby animals, but is just recently finishing a sculpture of an Indian boy with his pet dog and parrot.Syri3

Syri’s work has been featured  in these fine galleries:  La Galleria, Son Silver West, Agnisiuh, and Goldenstein Gallery here in Sedona…Gold Nugget Wickenburg, AZ…Shadow Mountain Gallery, Jackson Hole, and Pendragon Gallery, SyriWashington, D.C.  Recently, she participated in the Slide Rock Paint out, the L’auberge Paint Out, and the Sedona 2016 Plein Air Festival;  Hall had an exhibit at Sedona City Hall that included 25 of her oil paintings, and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at L’auberge Resort through Linda Goldenstein Gallery.
 
Syri says of Sedona, “Happiness for me is living, painting, and sculpting in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona…truly one of Mother Nature’s crowning achievements.”

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