Utah artists Al Rounds and Les Smith gallery show at the DiFiore Center in St George, Utah.
The DiFiore Center is honored to have Utah artists Al Rounds and Les Smith in our gallery for the months of November and December 2018.
Al began his college education at Dixie College where he learned from his art professor, Jerry Olsen, to love working hard and a dedication to painting. In 1977, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. His painting technique was influenced there by the English portrait master, Alvin Gittins, and newspaper art critic and watercolorist, George Dibble.
Lester L. Smith became interested in photography in 1972 while attending Dixie College, where he was on the school newspaper and yearbook staff. After receiving his Associate Degree, he went on to attend Utah State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Photography. He later acquired an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Commercial Photography from the Art Institute of Seattle, and he worked for the Art Institute as their Photo Studio and Lab Manager for several years